Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ohio is a Leader in Training for Oil & Gas Emergencies

From the Youngstown Vindicator:
Susan Allison of Dungannon still remembers the night in 2011 when she had to evacuate her home because of a gas explosion a half mile away. 
“I heard a bang and what sounded like a plane, and it sounded like it kept getting closer and closer with bright lights, and I thought I was going to get hit with an airplane.” 
The flames from that gas-pipeline explosion in Columbiana County could be seen as far away as Youngstown. 
“It’s always on the back of your mind that it could still happen again,” said Allison. 
There is good news for Allison and other Ohio residents who live near gas drilling and pipelines. Although a new player in the field of fracking, Ohio is at the forefront when it comes to training for gas and oil-field emergencies. In fact, first responders from veteran oil- and gas-producing states, such as Texas and Oklahoma, have come to the Buckeye State for emergency training.
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