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Gas Leaks

Gas Leaks Side Effects Lawsuits Harmful, Serious Health Issues | Without Proper Cleanup, Failure To Disclose Details

Gas Leaks Side Effects May Result In Personal Injury Lawsuits

Gas Leaks | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Harmful, Serious Health Issues | Without Proper Cleanup, Failure To Disclose Details

Gas leaks often pollute and contaminated water supplies within the surrounding areas, both commercial and residential. Gas leaks happen when underground gas pipes at gas stations break. If these gas leaks go weeks without the proper cleanup, many people lives and health are put into harms ways.  Large gas corporations for years have been accused of negligence for allowing these types of leaks to happen, failure to give details of all leaks as soon as they happen, and embellishing all clean up efforts.

Exxon Mobil Corp. and Storto Enterprises Inc. face one of the largest ecological enforcement actions in several U.S. states. In mid January 2006, approximately 25,000 gallons of unleaded regular gas oozed from a small hole drilled in an underground fuel line by a contractor performing maintenance at an Exxon gas station in the Jacksonville vicinity of Baltimore County. As a result, Exxon officials waited almost a full month, until February 17, 2006 to report the gas leak.

A total of 6 commercial and residential wells throughout the Jacksonville area have been contaminated as a result of the gas leak. According to Maryland state officials an additional 62 wells in residential neighborhoods show traces of MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether), an additive found in gasoline. 

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If you or a loved one suffered serious health issues from a gas leak, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified pollutants attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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Gas line accident erupts in fire in rural Parker County

Mar 12, 2007 | AP
A fiery gas line accident Monday in Parker County has left authorities trying to account for several workers. Emergency personnel rushed to the scene, as flames rolled several hundred feet into the air from a line in a rural area near Lake Weatherford. Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler says the accident happened as some workers were laying a pipeline. There were no immediately confirmed injuries, but live T.V. coverage showed several nearby vehicles had burned. Flames appeared to be fed...

Marlboro house explosion critically injures two

Nov 27, 2006 |
A township couple was taken by helicopter to an Akron hospital after their house exploded last night. Police Chief Ron Devies said the house blew up around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, critically injuring a man and a woman inside. “We suspect that it may have been a propane leak but that’s what we’re narrowing down and completely pinpointing today,” said Devies, who was at the scene with Marlboro firefighters until around 12:30 a.m. and was back at the scene this morning. Devies...

Pa. house explosion injures 4

Nov 27, 2006 | AP
Four people were injured in an explosion that leveled a house, sparked a fire that gutted one nearby and damaged 20 other homes Monday afternoon, authorities said. A natural gas leak was suspected as the cause of the blast just after noon, said New Castle Fire Chief Jeff Scrim. But Columbia Gas spokesman Matt Pitzarella said late Monday that company investigators found no evidence of a leak and believed the explosion came from the basement. "We know the roof, we were told, went...

BP closes some Alaska wells after allegations

Jul 19, 2006 | AP
Britain’s BP PLC is closing 12 oil wells on Alaska’s North Slope as a precaution after whistleblowers alleged more than 50 were leaking. The wells were in the process of being shut down Tuesday, BP spokesman Darren Beaudo said. The action came after workers told the Financial Times of London about the leaks, according to the newspaper, which first reported the shutdowns on its Web site. Most of the shuttered wells were in Prudhoe Bay, Beaudo told The Associated Press. The...

Worker Dies in Industrial Leak Near Pensacola

Jun 7, 2006 |
Investigators are working to determine the cause of a toxic gas leak at an industrial plant near Pensacola that killed one worker. Authorities say the victim died after inhaling toxic hydrogen sulfide gas at the Blackjack Creek Treating Facility in Allentown, about 20 miles northeast of Pensacola. The toxic chemical is created in the process of making crude oil. Joseph Smith was injured, but has been treated and released from the hospital. Fire officials say Monday's leak did not affect...

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