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Pennsylvania Gas Liquids Pipeline Owner Agrees to Safety Study, New Fine

The heavily fined owner of natural gas liquids pipelines across southern Pennsylvania is agreeing to another $200,000 fine and a study on risks to the Mariner East 1 pipeline. Lawyers for a subsidiary of Texas-based Energy Transfer LP submitted the …

Pennsylvania Opens Investigation into Gas Liquids Pipeline

Pennsylvania’s attorney general said Tuesday that his office has opened an investigation into construction on a 350-mile natural gas liquids pipeline project across southern Pennsylvania that has been blamed for polluting waterways in dozens of places and causing sinkholes near …

New Orleans’ Infrastructure Is Crumbling; Will Trump Plan Help?

When a heavy rain hits New Orleans, residents move their cars to higher ground for fear of fast-rising street flooding. Knee-deep potholes can eat a car’s fender. When pressure drops in the city’s aging water delivery system, restaurants and cafes …

Record Western Wildfires a Contrast in Otherwise Quiet Year for U.S. Natural Disasters

It was a relatively quiet year for natural disasters – except for those living in the Western U.S. Property data provider CoreLogic today released its annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis. The report shows “a continued trend of fewer …

Colorado Judge Approves $7M Award for Homes on Sinking Soil

A Colorado judge has upheld an arbitrator’s award of more than $7 million to 20 homeowners at a golf course subdivision near Glenwood Springs whose properties were constructed on a soil linked to sinkholes and subsidence. The Daily Sentinel reported …

Sinkholes Added as Threat in Louisiana Disaster Plan; Salt Domes to be Mapped

Sinkholes will be recognized as threats in the state’s updated hazard mitigation plan. The Daily Comet reports the state is working on a five-year update to its hazard mitigation plan, which must be in place to receive federal money after …

Sinkholes Continue Taking a Toll in Southeast

Solid ground isn’t always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums. It’s basic geology: Sinkholes open when soil collapses into large holes, caused by flowing water in underground limestone. Their …

Possible Sinkhole Reported in Yard in Florida

Residents of several Florida homes have been evacuated due to a possible sinkhole that opened behind a backyard near St. Petersburg. Dunedin Deputy Fire Chief Trip Barrs told Bay News 9 the hole appears to be about 12-feet wide and …

More Sinkhole Problems in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Two new sinkholes are causing problems in Cape Girardeau, Mo., creating what city leaders call a “very dangerous” situation. The Southeast Missourian reports that the sinkholes are on busy South Sprigg Street, near LaCroix Creek. One is causing creek water …

Texas Brine, Louisiana Agree on Plan to Assess Sinkhole

The Louisiana Office of Conservation has modified orders requiring Texas Brine Co. LLC to assess the status of sediments under an 8.5-acre sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish, prompting the company to withdraw a lawsuit filed in December 2012 against the …