Mid Valley Pipeline Leaks Over 200,000 Gallons of Crude Oil into Horse Creek in Henderson, TN July 5, 2022 by Kenneth Clarkson 6 Comments PR-7.5.22 Mid Valley – Henderson, TN Crude Oil SpillDownload
Karl Shumaker says
Your google earth picture shows a power line cut with no pipe or fittings above ground. I know google earth is NOT real time but I am not aware that pipelines and power lines are colocated anywhere.
Something that looks like it could be an oil or gas line clearly intersects the power line cut where the point indicates. It would make sense if what busted the line was a larger tractor with a mower deck clearing the power line ROW, especially in a wet area as it appears to be. I’m guessing a quick search of pipeline maps in Chester County would show a line running southwest-northeast and crossing at that point.
John Erickson says
A “mower” hits a pipeline and causes it to leak 200,000 gallons of crude? This is difficult to believe. What does the operator of the mower have to say for himself? Why didn’t he say or do something and report the incident? Was the pipeline in this poor a condition that a mower could cause an enormous leak? This whole thing does not pass the smell test.
The greater question is why a pipeline would be so shallow that a mower could rupture it.
Yes my thoughts also. When I saw “mower” I was flabbergasted.
We lived on a property that had one of these pipelines running through the backyard. They are about 30 inches or so beneath the surface.