Columbia Gas Co. serves 51,000 customers in the area.
No injuries reported as yet. That is the most important thing, the risk of injuries & death.
Even what I said may have been going too far. We must respect the 48 hour rule.
"It's too early to talk.
What caused the spike in pressure?
Human error? Sabotage? Obsolete system?
This is not a bursting main pipe.
48 hour rule applies."
"Fires and explosions in homes across Boston-area neighborhood due to gas line problem."
FIRES and EXPLOSIONS are alarming enough at this time.
And the scale should not be exaggerated in the way Twitter did.
Does that sound a bit less alarming than "fires and explosions erupt in homes across Boston area neighborhood"?
As usual, this is full of deliberate lies & it politicizes a tragedy.
We do not yet know what caused this emergency.
It confers a multitude of practical benefits and has no net disbenefits.
It assists the integrity of the investigation, & maintains public trust and morale,
It is premature to single out CG.
It also has a negative impact on staff & investors, who likely had zero to do with anything, & who don't deserve this.
Most of the heavy chimneys on homes should be removed or replaced, wherever they are. Here's why:
The 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, NZ, where I lived at the time, killed 185 people. Some people were killed or permanently disabled by falling chimneys.
Cheap, safer alternatives are now available. Why not reduce one type of risk. Especially on new builds.
I know it's just a dream, but it helps me get thru the day. I never saw the earthquake coming. That's why I do this.