On Friday, April 29, a natural gas pipeline exploded in Salem Township, PA. The Texas Eastern pipeline is overseen by Spectra. One individual was injured and his home was destroyed. Nearby areas had to be evacuated, as well. Reports are stating that it took Spectra and hour and a half to "find the off switch" to turn off the gas, which is simply unacceptable.
It makes us wonder, what would happen to the 900+ homes within only 1/2 mile of the Fore River site if a similar explosion happened here? After the explosion in PA, emergency personnel said that they couldn't extinguish the fire or get close to the site, because it could risk a second explosion.
Coverage on the explosion: