[ RadSafe ] Apparently large amount of Radon in Natural Gas Release near Los Angeles

Joseph Preisig jrpnj01 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 10:43:52 CST 2016


     That's real helpful, Maury.  Thank You.!!!  There may be other
substances in with the natural gas
that are heavier than air.  We'll see.

     Joe Preisig

On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 11:23 AM, Maury <maurysis at peoplepc.com> wrote:

> 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:
> http://energyindepth.org/marcellus/radon-rhetoric-of-anti-expert-on-natural-gas-rejected/
> Maury&Dog  [maurysis at peoplepc.com]
> ==============================
> On 1/11/2016 9:42 PM, Joseph Preisig wrote:
>> Radsafe/Roger:
>>        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
>>> emergency.
>>> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/07/us/california-governor-declares-emergency-over-los-angeles-gas-leak.html
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