A newly installed TransCanada natural gas pipeline exploded last Thursday morning in the remote Nixon Ridge area of Marshall County in West Virginia, sending a ball of fire shooting up into the sky. People as far away as Washington County reported seeing flames. WTOV-TV states that the explosion occurred in a TransCanada pipeline. No injuries have been reported.
It sounded like a freight train coming through, or a tornado, and the sky lit up bright orange, and then I got up and looked out the window and flames were shooting I don’t know how far into the sky.” – Tina Heath-Chaplin, of Moundsville
WTOV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio, reported that the explosion happened on June 7th shortly before 4:30 a.m.
Area police told CBS News “…if you can see it from your house, evacuate,” but reports showed that the flames could be seen from at least 20 miles away.
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TransCanada is the company behind the infamous Keystone pipeline. Shortly after the explosion, the company stated that the situation had been contained.
As soon as the issue was identified, emergency response procedures were enacted and the segment of impacted pipeline was isolated. The fire was fully extinguished by approximately 8:30 a.m.”
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This pipeline is the Leach XPress. It was put into service January 1, 2018. TransCanada emphasized that the pipeline was built very quickly, but also safely.
We’re looking forward to generations of safe operations. This is truly a best-in-class pipeline and we look forward to many years of safe, reliable, and efficient operation on behalf of our customers.” – ” Scott Castleman, manager of U.S. Gas Communications for TransCanada