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Wyoming Explosion Leads to Mass Evacuation

Apr 24 2014, 4:47am CDT | by , in News | Other Stuff

Wyoming Explosion Leads to Mass Evacuation
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An explosion at a natural gas processing plant in Wyoming has led to mass evacuation of some of the people in the region.

An explosion at a gas plant in Wyoming led to the massive migration of several people nearby. It was a good thing that nobody was injured. Yet just to be on the safe side over 42 employees of the gas company were given orders to flee to a safer place many miles away. 

A company spokeswoman, Michele Swaner told Reuters, "The blast at the Williams Companies Inc plant in Opal, Wyoming, touched off a fire that was still burning several hours later."

The Williams gas plant had been a big contributor to the US economy. The Opal Hub is a crossroad for five pipelines that connect to California, Oregon and Canada and head east across the Rocky Mountains. 

It produced approximately 2% of the nation’s gas supplies. The explosion set off a blazing fire at the plant that continued to wreak havoc for quite some time. The people who migrated were provided with adequate shelter. 

The Wyoming explosion incident could cause a dent in the prices of gas. In other words, it can have an adverse effect on the rate of the precious resource. The regulatory authorities have not been available for comment so far. 

There have already been a series of similar incidents in relation to gas pipelines. They have rocked the nation and upset the balance of the economy. The state of Wyoming is a leading coal and gas producer. It is a part of what makes the United States tick. 

In regard to this blunder that has recently occurred, the authorities are focused on trying to prevent any future fires or hazards of any sort. 

It is not only an issue of saving up on nonrenewable resources but the real concern is the safety and security of the human agents. Were precious lives to be lost in such a conflagration as occurred in Wyoming, it would be a shame. 

Human life is worth much more than any amount of loss in pecuniary matters after all. The matter is being investigated and things will be cleared up pretty soon. Care is better than cure as they say and one ought to be prepared at all times for anything.  

Source: Reuters

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