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Natural gas explosion rocks downtown Springfield
Boston Herald ^ | November 23, 2012 | Samantha Tatro

Posted on 11/23/2012 4:29:17 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

A natural gas leak at a Springfield strip club late this afternoon has left two-and-a-half blocks of houses and stores in shambles, authorities said.

The “whole city block went up due to a gas explosion,” Springfield police Sgt. John Delaney said.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: explosion; gas; stripclub
Maybe one of the dancers had "Fuel" by Metallica cranked.
1 posted on 11/23/2012 4:29:24 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Didn’t this just happen in Indiana? They are condemning 37 homes there and this looks bigger.


2 posted on 11/23/2012 4:31:46 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I read that the reason the city in “The Simpsons” is name Springfield is most states have a city by that name.


3 posted on 11/23/2012 4:35:20 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: driftdiver

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/investigators-appliances-ind-blast-17705883

Investigators in the Indianapolis explosion that killed two people and decimated a neighborhood believe natural gas was involved and are focusing on appliances as they search for a cause, a city official said Tuesday.


4 posted on 11/23/2012 4:36:18 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: ThomasThomas

That is probably true. But the Producer (forget his frist name) lived in West Springfield as a kid...

I live up the road about five miles from the explosion. Big natural gas smell reported this afternoon. They felt they had capped it and were actually getting ready to lift the evacuation.

The fact that the firemen and cops were able to evacuate the area about an hour prior to the explosion is where there are so few injuries. I just saw some pictures from a cop friend and the entire strip club building is gone. Just leveled.

Gonna be a nice investigation on this one.


5 posted on 11/23/2012 4:38:57 PM PST by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Homer Simpson has worked as Nuclear Safety Inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, so he's probably not to be blamed.
I hope that he and everyone else are safe enough.
6 posted on 11/23/2012 4:39:07 PM PST by Amagi (Chief Justice John Roberts is a traitorous weasel.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Your are not going to believe this, I may know person that is support staff. Haven’t spoken to them in years. Need to contact someone who is tight with them to make sure they are aok....


7 posted on 11/23/2012 4:39:07 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: ConservativeStatement

Th NY Genovese Family has a stake in the strip clubs in the neighborhood. Maybe it was “God forbid you should have an accident!”


8 posted on 11/23/2012 4:41:06 PM PST by AU72
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To: ConservativeStatement

Two suspects have been arrested in Indianapolis—might have been intentional.


9 posted on 11/23/2012 4:43:43 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar
might have been intentional.

A strip club blows up with a gas leak on a holiday weekend.

Whatever in the world makes you think that it might have been intentional?

/johnny

10 posted on 11/23/2012 4:46:50 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: taildragger

Wow. Do you know Big Nose Sam and Skyball Sciabelli?


11 posted on 11/23/2012 4:47:29 PM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Without pictures this thread is useless


12 posted on 11/23/2012 4:48:12 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: ladyjane

My friend is not “of that type” of person, those guys are long gone if my memory is correct....


13 posted on 11/23/2012 4:51:04 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: JRandomFreeper

The explosion I referred to was a house in Indianapolis...about a week ago.


14 posted on 11/23/2012 4:57:38 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar
Missed that part. Mea culpa.

/johnny

15 posted on 11/23/2012 4:59:26 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: AU72

Lightning ! On such a beatifull day ! Who woulda a thunk it ?

Howie Carr will have a ball with this.


16 posted on 11/23/2012 5:02:21 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: ThomasThomas

Contest was held to decide which Springfield would host premiere of Simpsons Movie. Springfield, Vermont won.


17 posted on 11/23/2012 5:14:03 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: maine yankee
LOL! The last episode of Boardwalk Empire had one of Nookie's casino blowing up by a mob rival.

"What will we do?"
"We'll call it a gas leak!"

18 posted on 11/23/2012 5:17:47 PM PST by AU72
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To: ConservativeStatement

Safe efficient natural gas, *BOOM*


19 posted on 11/23/2012 5:40:01 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: TheRhinelander

In my experience, most nat gas explosions are due to criminal activity or inept work by union pipeline contractors.


20 posted on 11/23/2012 5:45:46 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

Unless its propane, it’s fairly difficult to create such an explosion. Natural gas, methane, is lighter than air. It needs the proper ration of gas to oxygen to explode.

If it were a large transmission line, when they rupture, they tend to sound like a freight train for about 30minutes as the pressure reduces. Generally the risk is from a high pressure rupture, and flame is a secondary risk.

Any high profile targets in the area,...like Hostess Union bosses?


21 posted on 11/23/2012 5:53:10 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: nascarnation
criminal activity or inept work by union pipeline contractors.

Same thing.

22 posted on 11/23/2012 5:56:03 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Since they had over an hour to work on it and the story didn’t even report the name of the gas utility company involved, there is ample evidence that this might not be a gas explosion.


23 posted on 11/23/2012 5:56:24 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: ladyjane

I used to know of them before I moved to the West coast in the mid 80’s.
How bout Ciro’s restaurant or Felix Tranghezi (spelling?)


24 posted on 11/23/2012 5:56:56 PM PST by Halcontent
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To: TheRhinelander

obama speaks:

“Under my plan, since natural gas is so dangerous, I am immediately banning the production and distribution of all natural gas in the USA. Coal and oil are is also banned. Only electricity is allowed. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and a much safer end of the year, now that I have made it safer for you!”


25 posted on 11/23/2012 6:03:30 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Did not look like a ng explosion imho


26 posted on 11/23/2012 6:06:00 PM PST by gotribe
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To: ConservativeStatement

Fat pole dancer practicing on a gas line?


27 posted on 11/23/2012 6:27:49 PM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: nascarnation

Absolutely agreed. That’s why I love propane!


28 posted on 11/23/2012 6:41:40 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: ConservativeStatement
Check out the map below. Pins indicate explosions believed to be from methane seeping from the ground. Save the link. New pin locations added as explosions are identified.

Click for map

29 posted on 11/23/2012 6:55:43 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: ladyjane

Jane...you are showing your age.


30 posted on 11/23/2012 8:01:47 PM PST by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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To: gotribe

First guess is that this thing had been leaking for week. One story states as the girls went up stairs the smell would get worse ( the gas smell...the natural gas smell....this stuff writes itself!)

My guess is that it filled the upper stories of the building.

Then boom.


31 posted on 11/23/2012 8:05:42 PM PST by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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To: Halcontent

Tranghese. Corps is long gone. The neighborhood has moved distinctly towards the Hispanic end of scale.


32 posted on 11/23/2012 8:24:00 PM PST by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Back then it used to be blacks in the north end and Puerto Ricans in the south. That, of course, was before the flood of illegals from Mexico & S. America.
Felix was one of Sam Cafarelli’s “enforcers”.
The mob also had a restaurant on Rt.#75 outside of Bradley Field down in Windsor Locks. The “Skyline”


33 posted on 11/23/2012 9:03:58 PM PST by Halcontent
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To: ConservativeStatement

GPS Coordinates:

42° 6’24.00”N
72°35’20.85”W

Photo in Boston Herald taken from 50-100 feet northeast, with black on orange . . .

TR
RE

. . . being the truck rental/U-Haul place on the other side of street from club. FWIW.


34 posted on 11/24/2012 7:25:59 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew (double trouble, here we come)
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To: Vermont Lt

No, LOL, those are names I heard the elders speak of. Years ago the mob ran much of the city of Springfield. I don’t think they do now. From what I hear it’s a war zone with the two big players being blacks and hispanics.


35 posted on 11/24/2012 8:33:12 AM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER; nascarnation
criminal activity or inept work by union pipeline contractors.

Same thing.


My experience is different.

Third party damage is the primary cause, followed by corrosion secondary to third party damage. Then there is corrosion (inept departments in gas companies) and finally inept contractors.

Finally there are homeowners that do stupid things.
36 posted on 11/24/2012 10:48:36 AM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: PA Engineer

Well, ... at least they don’t have to worry about radon being trapped in the house anymore.....


37 posted on 11/24/2012 10:59:09 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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