Cheryl A Golek,  resident 3 & 4

 

Cheryl A Golek,  resident

11/08/03

Markey seeks response to LNG questions U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., says feds may be misusing Quest study  to 'minimize' possible hazards

http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1068286574205820.xml

ABSTRACTS: Mobile Register

“Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks, an obscure scientific study  by a little-known Oklahoma consulting company has been widely used by  federal officials to ease concern in U.S. communities about the dangers of  liquefied natural gas."

"But the study's mild assessment of LNG fire dangers is generating a growing  controversy in the scientific community, and even the study's author  acknowledged in an interview last week that it is being misused by federal  officials." Full Story:

http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1066555410127601.xml

Dr. James Fay's Report public safety issues in Harpswell

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) sides with Dr. Fay  when it comes to the amount of damage that would be caused by a major LNG  incident: Both articles touch upon the fact that the NOAA study agrees with the work  of Dr. James Fay of MIT

http://www2.bostonherald.com/news/local_regional/lngs11072003.htm

This is a section taking from the book Brittle Power: Energy Strategy for National Security by Amory and Hunter Lovins:

No present or foreseeable equipment can put out a very large [LNG]...fire." The energy content of a single standard LNG tanker (one hundred twenty-five  thousand cubic meters) is equivalent to seven-tenths of a megaton of TNT,  or about fifty-five Hiroshima bombs.

http://reactor-core.org/brittle-power/

answers to blast must be found

http://gr.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2003304040008

small sperk grew to 500 foot flames

http://gr.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2003303260002

gas well explodes near eaton

http://gr.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2003303230051

investigators look for cause

http://gr.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2003303240025

explosion seen around the county

http://gr.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2003303290045

October 18, 2001

http://www.viadata.com/ntsb/227190.pdf

Date: August 19, 2000

About 0530, the El Paso Natural Gas transmission pipeline ruptured near  the point where the pipeline crosses the Pecos River, adjacent to New Mexico  State Route 725 in Eddy County, New Mexico. After the rupture, a natural  gas fire started and burned for approximately 51 minutes. The fire  destroyed three pickup trucks that were parked in the vicinity and  miscellaneous camping equipment.

        As a result of the fire, seven adults, three children and two infants were fatally injured.

Cheryl A Golek, Harpswell Resident


This question and answer came from the Fairwinds web
Is LNG safe?
"Yes. LNG has been handled for decades and has an exemplary safety record. LNG is a clear, non-toxic, non-corrosive and odorless liquid that is less dense than water. If LNG were to be exposed to ambient temperatures, as in the extremely rare event of a leak, it vaporizes quickly. The vapor is 45% lighter than air so the gas rises and quickly dissipates. "

Please read everything that I have placed here and then ask Fairwinds  about liquid natural gas and its  decades of an exemplary safety record. It is not as safe as it is being said by Fairwinds is telling you, and a lot has happened since 1944. and while you are reading it take a mental note that we have one road in and one road out and are schools are south of the plant and that scientist state that there is  " No present or foreseeable equipment can put out a very large [LNG]...fire." answers to blast must be found Aug. 21 — Investigators probing a New Mexico pipeline explosion that killed 11 people said today it likely would take months before they determine what set off the deadly blast.
Survival Factors Group Chairman's Factual Report
http://www.viadata.com/ntsb/227190.pdf

Who Gauges Tanker Hazards ?
by Ben Raines and Bill Finch

"The current FERC siting regulations for LNG plants do not require an assessment
for the consequences of a ship accident. ... Anybody can check that by going to
the federal regulations," said Jerry Havens, a chemical engineering professor at
the University of Arkansas whose scientific work lies at the heart of federal
regulations governing LNG facilities. "A shipping accident never has been
considered in the regulations. I'm just saying that these days, it needs to be
considered, particularly in view of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks."
http://www.al.com/printer/printer.ssf?/ ... 361900.xml

Harbor Security by S. Fred Singer, Phd

"Next to a nuclear bomb, the most destructive kind of calamity imaginable is the explosion in a big-city harbor of a tanker carrying Liquefied Natural gas."
http://www.sepp.org/weekwas/2002/Jan5.htm

DR FAY' REPORT

"Thermal radiation from on-site LNG fires fed by an evaporating pool of spilled LNG can cause first, second or third degree burns to the skin of humans exposed to the radiation, depending upon the intensity of radiation. The least intense thermal radiation that FERC rules allow humans outside the site boundary to be exposed to is 5 kilowatts per square meter, an amount that produces second
degree burns after only thirty seconds exposure."
http://www.fairplayforharpswell.org

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) sides with Dr. Fay when it comes to the amount of damage that would be caused by a major LNG incident: both articles touch upon the fact that the NOAA study agrees with the work of Dr. James Fay of MIT.
http://www2.bostonherald.com/news/local ... 072003.htm
http://www2.bostonherald.com/news/local ... 072003.htm

Brittle Power: Energy Strategy for National Security by Amory and Hunter Lovins:
Part 2 Chapter 8
Disasters Waiting to Happen
No present or foreseeable equipment can put out a very large [LNG]...fire." The energy content of a single standard LNG tanker (one hundred twenty-five thousand cubic meters) is equivalent to seven-tenths of a megaton of TNT, or about fifty-five Hiroshima bombs.
http://reactor-core.org/brittle-power/


CNN.COM
Nuclear sub'collides with a lng tanker
http://edition.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/europ ... ay.tanker/


Report of fact finding visit to Kenai Peninsula, Alaska ...
by John F. Loyd
in a worst case scenario there is little that his fire department or any fire department could do other then wait for the vapors to burn and become too dilute to support fire.
http://www.harpswell.info/

Terror At High Seas
An ABC NEWS investigation has uncovered the increasing fears in shipping and security circles that armed terrorists may, as pirates already do , seize ships carrying liquid natural gas, chemicals or oil. But, rather then rob a ship, they could transform it into what a sea captain in malaysia, Raja Kumar, "calls a floating bomb"
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/wnt/Worl ... 30909.html

Congress wanted LNG plants at "remote" sites
by Ben Raines And Bill Finch

Massachusetts lawmaker questions whether federal officials are following directive.
"Federal officials appear to be ignoring a congressional mandate designed to discourage construction of liquefied natural gas terminals in populated areas, according to U.S. Rep. Ed. Markey, D-Mass.,author of the 1979 House Bill"
http://www.al.com/printer/printer.ssf?/ ... 204440.xml

Feds Misused LNG Fire Data To Ease Terror Fears, Study Author Says.
by Ben Raines And Bill Finch
http://www.newhousenews.com/archive/finch102203.html

Scientists challenge study used to promote LNG safety
by Ben Raines And Bill Finch
LNG supporters promote study data, but study's lead scientist tells newspaper his work was not designed to prove tanker ships safe for near by communities
http://www.al.com/printer/printer.ssf?/ ... 127601.xml

Markey seeks response to LNG questions
by Ben Raines And Bill Finch
U.S. Rep.Edward Markey, D-Mass.,says feds may be misusing quest study to "minimize" possible hazards.
http://www.al.com/printer.ssf?/base/new ... 205820.xml

Pipeline accidents
read the reports note there are 106 incidents listed 44 or more are lng accidents several of the reports have pdf links
http://www.ntsb.gov/Publictn/P_Acc.htm

Myths and Misleading Statements About Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines
by Lois Epstein, P.E., Senior Engineer
http://www.safebellingham.org/background.htm

answers to blast must be found
http://gr.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcs.dll ... 3304040008

small spark grew to 500 foot flames
http://gr.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcs.dll ... 3303260002

gas well explodes near eaton
http://gr.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcs.dll ... 3303230051

investigators look for cause
http://gr.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcs.dll ... 3303240025

explosion seen around the county
http://gr.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcs.dll ... 3303290045

washingtonpost.com

Approach of Holidays Spurs Terrorism Alert

By John Mintz

Washington Post Staff Writer

Saturday, November 22, 2003; Page A04

The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI last night issued a warning to law enforcement officials around the country to be particularly alert to the potential for a terrorist attack over the next 10 days, as the Muslim fast of Ramadan ends early next week and the Thanksgiving holiday approaches on Thursday.

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A5017-2003Nov21.html [link is dead]

Congress wanted LNG plants at 'remote' sites. Massachusetts lawmaker questions whether federal officials are following directive

11/16/03

By BEN RAINES

Staff Reporter

Federal officials appear to be ignoring a congressional mandate designed to discourage construction of liquefied natural gas terminals in populated areas, according to U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., author of the 1979

http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1068977791204440.xml

Who gauges tanker hazard?

10/26/03

By BEN RAINES and BILL FINCH

Staff Reporters

The Mobile Register has been unable to find any evidence that federal agencies are required to consider the risks of giant liquefied natural gas tanker ships when deciding whether LNG terminals would be appropriate for populated areas like Mobile.

http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/106716357361900.xml

LNG ships could alter area fishing Security zone around LNG ships and terminal could force fishermen to move, shut down fishing in Theodore Industrial Canal

10/12/03 By DAVID RAINER Outdoors Editor

Imagine sitting on Dixey Bar with light tackle, hooked up to a huge bull redfish when a Coast Guard vessel approaches and instructs you to move whether or not the fish is ready to be landed.

http://www.al.com/sports/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/sports/1065950290122250.xml

School board: No gas terminal -- proximity to school unsafe

08/27/03

By LEE DAVIDSON and RENA HAVNER

Staff Reporters

The Mobile County school board unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night opposing a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal that would be built a half mile from Hollinger's Island Elementary School.

http://www.al.com/business/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/business/106197604460860.xml

NEWS FROM ED MARKEY

http://www.house.gov/markey/iss_LNG_pr031107.pdf  (dead link)

DOT TAKES ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST DISTRIGAS LNG FACILITY MARKEY: SECURITY GAPS AT EVERETT FACILITY UNDERSCORE NEED FOR LEGISLATION