Saturday, April 1, 2017

2017 - MAR - Infrastructure Collapse

2017-03-01 - Barn collapses in Steele Creek (North Carolina), cow killed:

2017-03-01 - Wall collapses and takes out power lines near train station in Warrington (Britain):

2017-03-01 - Sewer collapses, huge sinkhole opens, in Middletown (Ohio):

2017-03-01 - Water main breaks, again, in Hoboken (New Jersey):

2017-03-01 - California faces $50 billion bill for flood control, roads crumbling, dams failing:

2017-03-02 - Building collapses in Ibadan (Nigeria), 1 killed, 9 injured:

2017-03-02 - Roof collapses at hospital in Johannesburg (South Africa), 5 injured:

2017-03-02 - Drinking water polluted by firefighting chemicals on coastal Whidbey Island (Washington):

2017-03-02 - Water main breaks, subway station floods, in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-03-03 - Cook Nuclear Plant leaks sulfuric acid into containment area in Bridgman (Michigan):

2017-03-03 - Chunks of building crumbling off and falling in Austin (Texas):

2017-03-04 - Vacant building collapses onto car in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):

2017-03-04 - Pipe collapses, sinkhole forms, on State Route 163 ramp near coastal San Diego (California):

2017-03-04 - Water main breaks in Raleigh (North Carolina), streets closed:

2017-03-05 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, streets flood, in Polokwane (South Africa):

2017-03-07 - Strip mall building partially collapses in Carson (California), near the coast:

2017-03-07 - Power surge ignites three homes at 7 AM in Memphis (Tennessee):

2017-03-08 - Mixed-use building partially collapses in Englewood (New Jersey):

2017-03-08 - Building collapses in Musaler (Armenia), 1 killed:

2017-03-08 - Bridge under construction collapses in coastal Igpit, Opol, Misamis Oriental (Philippine Islands):

2017-03-08 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, truck trapped, in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2017-03-08 - Pink slime comes out of faucets at homes in Onoway (Canada):

Quote: "Residents in the small Canadian town of Onoway were in for a surprise Monday when taps in the town began spewing eerie bright pink water. Some of the small town's roughly 1,000 residents shared images and video of the pink ooze on social media, in an attempt to find out what exactly was the source of the mysterious liquid which resembles the slimy pink ooze from Ghostbusters 2."

2017-03-09 - Overpass bridge collapses onto car near coastal Ancona (Italy), 2 killed:

Quote: "Country’s second such incident in recent months prompts questions over state of infrastructure..."

2017-03-09 - Bridge collapses in Opol (Philippine Islands):

2017-03-09 - Three-story building collapses in Rivers State (Nigeria):

2017-03-09 - Water main breaks near I-95 in Richmond (Virginia):

2017-03-10 - Bridge cracks and crumbles near along Highway 1 near coastal Big Sur (California):

Quote: "A downed bridge along the California coast has split the Big Sur area in two, stranding residents without access to grocery stores and public services and closing part of scenic Highway 1 for as long as a year. About 450 residents on one side of the span were cut off when the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge crumbled beyond repair. Backpackers and helicopters are transporting food to the residential area."

Quote: "The community known for its luxury spa treatments, posh hotels and scenic retreats is also without law enforcement, public services and tourists, The Mercury News in San Jose said."

2017-03-11 - Apartment building partially collapses in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2017-03-11 - Building under construction collapses in Bhopal (India), 1 killed, 16 injured:

2017-03-12 - Building under construction collapses in coastal Kollupitiya on the island of Sri Lanka, 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-03-12 - Water main breaks, street and home flood, in Durham (North Carolina):

2017-03-13 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Rostrevor (Australia):

2017-03-14 - Building partially collapses onto woman in Abeokuta, Ogun State (Nigeria), 1 killed:

2017-03-14 - Two buildings collapse during winter storm in coastal Queens (New York):

2017-03-14 - Church partially collapses in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2017-03-14 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in coastal Aberdeen (Scotland):

2017-03-15 - Water main breaks, road damaged, in Henderson (Nevada):

2017-03-15 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Bushey (Britain):

2017-03-16 - Oil refinery spews hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide into residential areas in Commerce City (Colorado):

Quote: "Malfunctions after a power outage at the Suncor Energy oil refinery just north of Denver triggered toxic belches spewing more than 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide and more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide gas into the air, exceeding state air quality limits."

Quote: "Hydrogen sulfide, a toxic byproduct of refining and burning oil, can kill. The Environmental Protection Agency has not set a national air quality limit for hydrogen sulfide because any exposure is considered dangerous."

2017-03-16 - Building under construction collapses near Kaptai Lake in Rangamati (Bangladesh), 3 killed:

2017-03-17 - Hydrogen sulfide contaminates water in part of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The sulfur smell is the result of minute amounts of hydrogen sulfide in the water that are not harmful, he said, based on testing the city has already done."

Note: Any amount is harmful according to the EPA. Maybe it's 'safe' and maybe it's not, but NOBODY KNOWS, because nobody's done any studies where people chronically consume low levels of hydrogen sulfide to see what the effects are, since such studies would be unethical and illegal. Best to assume that if you're drinking a deadly poison, even at low levels, it's not going to be GOOD for you. To put it another way: if MY water starts smelling sulfury, I'm definitely not gonna drink it, or even touch it...

2017-03-17 - Pipeline leaks methane near Porter Ranch (California):

2017-03-17 - Residential building partially collapses in coastal Washington DC:

2017-03-17 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Culver City (California):

2017-03-18 - Water main breaks, huge sinkhole devours chunk of street, in San Luis Obispo (California):

2017-03-19 - Roof collapses at hospital in Johannesburg (South Africa):

2017-03-19 - Drilling rig loses power in the North Sea near coastal Shetland (Scotland):

2017-03-20 - Pipeline leaking vast amounts of methane into the Cook Inlet (Alaska):

Quote: "An eight-inch pipeline in Alaska's Cook Inlet has been belching up to 310,000 cubic feet of methane into the ocean each day, for more than three months — but it could be May before anyone can shut it down."

2017-03-20 - Barn collapses in Buffalo Township (Pennsylvania), 4 animals killed:

2017-03-20 - Highway 1 bridge replacement could be completed in 'just' six months in coastal Big Sur (California):

2017-03-21 - Radioactive fuel sinking into the ground at Fukushima (Japan):

2017-03-21 - Building collapses at cement factory in coastal Zhangzhou (China), 4 killed:

2017-03-21 - Commercial building partially collapses in Montreal (Canada):

2017-03-21 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2017-03-21 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, near I-66 interchange near Leesburg (Virginia):

2017-03-21 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Montreal (Canada):

2017-03-22 - Sewer line collapses, sinkhole opens, traps bus, in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-23 - Apartment building partially collapses in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2017-03-23 - Historic commercial building partially collapses in Williamston (North Carolina):

2017-03-23 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms and traps car, near Holbrook Academy in coastal Holbrook (Britain):

2017-03-24 - Building under construction collapses in Enugu (Nigeria), 2 injured:

2017-03-24 - Oil spill in North Dakota three times larger than initially reported:

2017-03-25 - Report warns of 'significant risk' if Oroville Dam spillway is not repaired:

Quote: "According to the Associated Press, a new federal report about the Oroville Dam warns of a very significant risk if the main spillway is not repaired by November. That looming deadline has those who live in the town worried the state won't get it finished in time."

2017-03-25 - Water main and sewer main break, sinkhole forms, truck hits hole, in coastal San Diego (California):

2017-03-25 - Water main breaks in Durham (North Carolina):

2017-03-25 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in coastal East Providence (Rhode Island):

2017-03-26 - Methane continues leaking from pipeline in the Cook Inlet (Alaska), two oil rigs shut down:

2017-03-26 - Church under construction collapses in Muramba (Burundi), 6 killed, 12 injured:

2017-03-26 - Ceiling collapses at airport in Pontianak (Indonesia):

2017-03-27 - Three-story hotel under construction collapses in Anambra State (Nigeria):

2017-03-28 - Home collapses in coastal Washington DC:

2017-03-29 - Restaurant partially collapses near the waterfront in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2017-03-29 - Apartment building partially collapses in Perth (Scotland), near the coast, 1 injured:

2017-03-29 - Bridge collapses near Sylhet (India):

2017-03-29 - F-18 pilots increasingly suffering oxygen deprivation:

Quote: "As President Donald Trump pushes for the Pentagon to buy more of Boeing's St. Louis-made F-18 aircraft, the U.S. Navy is grappling with an escalating problem: Pilots suffering potentially dangerous oxygen deprivation or a loss of cabin pressure in the fighter jets. All F-18 models, including the Super Hornet that Trump has championed, have shown steady annual increases in what the Navy calls "physiological episodes," according to service testimony obtained by Bloomberg News. What's more, the data show that incidents of oxygen deprivation and cabin decompression have escalated in the last year, while service officials work to determine the root cause of the in-flight problems."

2017-03-29 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, man drives into it, in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2017-03-29 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in El Paso (Texas):

2017-03-31 - Building roof collapses in Kandy on the island of Sri Lanka, 19+ injured:

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