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Sun May 19, 2013, 05:53 PM

I just read a Tornado was headed to Wichita

Isn't where the Keystone pipeline is going to be in a tornado alley area or in the New Madrid fault area? If so anyone supporting this pipeline is brain dead and you know it is a major disaster waiting to happen.

Excuse my ignorance on the geography I have lived on the west coast all my life. Only flying over these parts of the country to Chicago and DC.

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Reply I just read a Tornado was headed to Wichita (Original post)
kimbutgar May 2013 OP
longship May 2013 #1
oldhippie May 2013 #2
kimbutgar May 2013 #3
wtmusic May 2013 #4

Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2013, 08:31 PM

1. I lived in Wichita 18 years.

There are always tornados heading there.

And yes, the Koch Bros. likely hang out there once in a while, too. Or not.

I've seen two tornados in my life. Both were in Wichita. One touched down; the other didn't, AFAIK.

But KFDI always had live coverage and everybody tuned in so that they knew whether they were in danger. The KFDI mobile units were legendary. Hopefully, they still are keeping people safe in Wichita and environs.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2013, 10:24 PM

2. So, are you an expert on tornado damage to ......

 

.... underground pipelines?

Strange for someone who has never been near the subject area. All your experience working on pipelines must be on the west coast?

Great post.

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Response to oldhippie (Reply #2)

Mon May 20, 2013, 10:28 AM

3. The pipeline that is already built is ABOVE ground not underground.

Just wondering. But even below ground, what about that neighborhood in Alabama?

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #3)

Mon May 20, 2013, 12:30 PM

4. Apparently XL will all be underground

but I didn't know that either, Kim.

I don't know which is worse. What's the incentive is to make sure all the joints are completely sealed when no one would be aware of a minor leak until decades later, when it's too late?

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