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  • Long, a Colorado-based engineer who owns a construction consulting firm, said flooding could cause a gas leak by moving pipes around. The flooding occurred in the jail's basement, where the kitchen and laundry were located...

...ignition sources, such as light switches, that might have caused the blast.The theory that the explosion was due to a gas leak gained momentum Friday after the NTSB, which investigates pipeline accidents, said underground tests conducted in the...
What happened to 'my' Democratic Party?

...bother? Two of the most difficult jobs I've had in my working life is striking an arc of a welding rod to weld up a hot gas leak under pressure, and writing politically correct letters to the editor.
Tanker, cutter at work in Nome

...the town was in need of fuel. He said he was pleased the fuel tanker had arrived after struggling with frozen pipes and gas leaks. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who flew to Nome on Sunday, said the town's ordeal had captured the world's attention...
Worker injured when crew punctures natural gas pipeline in Eagle River

...said a man operating a weed burner, a blowtorch-like instrument being used to thaw the ground for digging, set the gas leak on fire. The man was slightly burned, but refused medical attention, Carpenter said. Firefighters kept the flame from...
Bad smell wafts over city

...residents to their phones, but it wasn't an enormous gas leak that prompted the calls to Central Emergency Services...rotton egg odor so people can detect if there's a natural gas leak in their home." A malfunction in the odorizing pump off...
Wells show no contamination near Sterling gas leak

KENAI (AP) -- Samples from six drinking water wells show no gasoline contamination resulting from a leaking underground storage tank at a closed Sterling gas station, according the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.
Around the Peninsula

...clearing sidewalks and driveways. Heavy buildups of snow and ice on meters and pipes can cause stress that may lead to gas leaks. Additionally, built-up snow and ice can hinder quick access to a shut-off valve in an emergency. Customers also...
The world according to a dog's nose

...find lost people, dead people, and people buried under earth and snow. Dogs have also been used to find seals on ice, gas leaks and the presence of gypsy moth egg sacks. Lurking behind those textured, damp nostrils are sensitive membranes that...
Gas leak clears out block: Broken line leads to evacuation in Kenai

Emergency officials evacuated part of a Kenai neighborhood on Wednesday after a utility company struck an Enstar line that leaked natural gas for about an hour and a half.


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