Kent deputies investigate Alto gas leak

Kent deputies investigate Alto gas leak

There are 10 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Mar 12, 2009, titled Kent deputies investigate Alto gas leak. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

The Kent County Sheriff's department is investigating a gas leak at an underground storage facility in Alto.

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#1 Mar 12, 2009
What...someone in Alto has gas?
Doktor No

Roy, WA

#2 Mar 12, 2009
Yeah DJL good story by WOOD ON LINE huh!
Its a PROPANE leak at Plains Marketing AKA Alto Underground Storage on M50/Alden Nash at the CSX railroad tracks.
Its a storage and distribution facilty that uses underground salt caverns to store large quantities of liquid propane for domestic and industrial use. This time of year the liquid levels are lower due to large usage during the winter months.

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#3 Mar 12, 2009
I live on 60th off Alden Nash less than 1/2 mile a mile away and we were not asked to evacuate and told us it was not mandatory just suggested. No one even stopped by our house to tel us what was going on.

Since: Nov 08

Grand Rapids, Michigan

#4 Mar 12, 2009
I wonder what tank it was. They just had new tanks put in last year. Superior Energy Systems out of Ohio did the work. I wonder if it was one of their welds that broke. I guess not because they are saying it was an underground tank and Superior I believe only did above ground tanks.

Holly, MI

#5 Mar 13, 2009
there goes another price hike. YIPEE.

Holly, MI

#6 Mar 13, 2009
there goes a price hike.YIPEE!.

Grand Rapids, MI

#7 Mar 13, 2009
I caught an odor of gas when I drove by on Alden Nash already last Saturday.

Since: Nov 08

Grand Rapids, Michigan

#8 Mar 13, 2009
Superior did only do above ground tanks.

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#9 Mar 13, 2009
woodtv you have it ALL wrong.

Red Cross didn't shelter anyone residents LEFT the area hours before the Red Cross came out.

You missed about 6 other agencies that were out working the scene.

Tell the full story or don't report it at all. CRAPPY reporting.

Littleton, CO

#10 Mar 13, 2009
The Red Cross wasn't even informed until 7pm thursday night. I was taking a class there. They were getting ready To bring cots and blankets out to the site. One gentlemen had already went to the place the shelter was going to be set up at, but during an E.O.C. meeting the company who was responsible for the leak put the family's up in a hotel in Grand Rapids for the night.
C.E.R.T.(community emergency response team) was also on hand to assist.

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