Presentation on theme: "Williams Pipeline Explosion Appomattox, Virginia September 14, 2008."— Presentation transcript:
Williams Pipeline Explosion Appomattox, Virginia September 14, 2008
September 16, 2008 - Cleanup is finally underway, two days after a gas pipeline explosion in Appomattox County, Virginia. The blast destroyed two homes and damaged dozens of others along Route 26 Sunday. Everyone was allowed back in the neighborhood Tuesday. Police removed a barricade around the area. Meanwhile, some victims of the explosion are deciding whether to return home at all. Some say going home will be difficult since gas is still being pumped through the area. Five people were injured, and two homes were destroyed when a pipe near Route 26 failed Sunday morning. The ruptured pipe is one of three natural gas lines that run through Appomattox. They're all owned by Williams Gas.