[ RadSafe ] Apparently large amount of Radon in Natural Gas Release near Los Angeles
maurysis at peoplepc.com
Tue Jan 12 10:23:27 CST 2016
Natural gas is lighter than air. I have used it often over the years to
fly homemade balloons! <g> Not as good as H or He, but it works fine
for toys and, of course, it flares great.
One interesting reference re radon content is:
Maury&Dog [maurysis at peoplepc.com]
On 1/11/2016 9:42 PM, Joseph Preisig wrote:
> Don't know what the radon levels are in the natural gas. Maybe some
> HP should go in and take a sample for counting at the gas well. Wear Scott
> Air Pack??? Count the samples and let all concerned know.
> I don't know if the natural gas is heavier than air. If so, it could
> fill in a little valley in California and choke off all the life in such a
> valley. The radon is a secondary threat.
> There are people who are proficient in capping natural gas wells in
> the petroleum industry. Someone call them. The gas well isn't on fire,
> right??? Is there a well head or well casings in place. If necessary,
> pour a concrete base around the well and let it harden. This might keep
> gas from getting out through the soil around the well. Call BP ---they
> capped a well underwater in the Gulf of Mexico a while ago, remember???
> The procedure is fairly simple if some sort of well head is above
> ground. Make a capping pipe which will closely fit over the well head.
> There should be a working big valve assembly at the top of the capping
> pipe. The capping pipe is placed with a crane or whatever above the well
> head. It may be necessary to have side ropes for people to hold the
> capping pipe in place. The valve should be open. Once the capping pipe is
> in place, attach via screws or whatever the capping pipe to the well head.
> Do not weld it in place???!!!
> Once the capping pipe is in place firmly, slowly close the valve and
> avoid sparking. Once the valve is closed, make the well head to capping
> pipe attachment assembly stronger. There, DONE??? Repeat process if it
> doesn't work the first time.
> Joe Preisig
> On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 10:10 PM, Roger Helbig <rwhelbig at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Here is NY Times article on the gas leak from a storage well that has
>> been leaking since October and has led to Governor Brown declaring an
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