Skip to comments.Who's watching the pipelines in Long Beach?
Posted on 09/19/2010 7:34:37 PM PDT by Nachum
LONG BEACH -- Home to the nation's largest port complex and near almost half of California's 21 oil refineries, Long Beach is a community crisscrossed with hidden, aging pipelines pumping hazardous and flammable materials in every direction, around the clock, 365 days a year. Buried beneath major thoroughfares and snaking under homes, schools and businesses, hundreds of miles of pipe transport petroleum, natural gas, chemicals and other materials to distribution centers and customers who rely on the fuels.
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That’s it. Telegram our weaknesses. Stupid press wont rest until we are destroyed.
And what is the consequence of a major 9.0+ earthquake in the area?
Nice of them to print a map.
I would think somebody would be concerned about what is happening as a result of all the continuous ones that are not the “big shake”. Our infrastructure throughout the United States is in very poor condition. Nothing lasts forever and it is far less expensive to repair and/or replace small parts rather than waiting until it all goes down. Many cities seem more concerned with tearing up everything so everyone can have wi-fi access and pay little attention to such things as deteriorating water pipes and sewer lines.
This is a direct consequence of lack of faith, and belief in God as a real, guiding, and judgmental reality.
THEY’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!
A long story to convince a worried public to hire more government employee's.
I swear the papers work for unions, eg. SEIU
The pipelines in the article are private. The problem is that insurers are not actively assessing and pricing risk according to the integrity of the system. Blame regulators for that, who tend to socialize the risks with regulations as a payoff to the owners.
Shouldn't the insurance companies be doing that job? What is the government doing socializing the risk? /rhetorical question
Great idea! The press can keep posting every weakness often on the internet just in case they miss one.
By searching this site, I think you can enter a zip code and see the pipelines in your area.
“The pipelines in the article are private. The problem is that insurers are not actively assessing and pricing risk according to the integrity of the system. Blame regulators for that, who tend to socialize the risks with regulations as a payoff to the owners.”
Point taken, as a further comment I would assert that the root cause is corruption in government. That’s the core responsible party that is failing for the reasons I outlined, I believe.
Yup. Socialized risk is bad for your health. Crappy pipline inspection is exactly analogous to the FAA deciding that crappy cockpit doors and disarmed pilots were just dandy on commercial airline flights. The taxpayer buys the risk by taking the responsibility for inspection.
The site doesn’t seem to work very well for me. I put in a state and county & got a map, then tried another county and got the same map; tried another state and county and got the same map. I did find out though that the Enbridge Pipeline 6A that sprung the leak that raised our gas prices most likely crosses the Chicago Ship & Sanitary Canal about 500 ft. from the Dispersal Barrier I (electric fish barrier). It may be the victim of fish barrier induced galvanic corrosion.
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