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  •  again, this was NOT a "gas line" running to a (1+ / 0-)
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    single house - it was the buried infrastructure that transports natural gas throughout a large swathe of the state.  the key here is the "aging infrastructure" issue.  that it has, to date, been "rare" is not significant when you consider how many other transport lines (not just for natural gas, but petroleum products, water, sewer) that are very old.  

    many of the water lines in san francisco, for example, were put in place over 100 years ago.

    we are a nation that is running on borrowed time before these types of explosions become the norm instead of the reality.

    to ignore that reality is done at everyone's peril.

    EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

    by edrie on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 12:29:13 PM PDT

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