WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
AGL’s report to PHMSA was so lacking that PHMSA added this
Please confirm these
injuries involved in-patient
Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) did mention hospitalization in its
narrative on the last page, but even there
did not use the terms “in-patient” or “overnight”, much less
“third-degree burns” or “airlifted to the burn unit at Shands in
But PHMSA’s comment is mild compared to GA-PSC staff’s more than
$2 mllion recommended fine for “failure to properly investigate the
damage which led to this explosion”.
previous WWALS blog post for that and other GA-PSC staff comments on this
Incident Report – Gas Distribution System to the U.S Pipeline &
Hazardous Materials Safety Agency (PHMSA), including:
The Ichetucknee Alliance (http:// ichetucknee alliance.org)
opposes placement of any new natural gas pipelines under, over or through
the 5.5-mile long Ichetucknee River, including the area of
Ichetucknee Springs State Park, the area of Columbia County that is
included in the historic riverbed (the Ichetucknee Trace), and any
part of the Ichetucknee Springshed.
The Alliance opposes any new pipelines in these areas for the