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December 17, 2017
KSUT Regional
KSUT Regional
Gas Plant Blast Probe Results Released
(2008-01-23)
(ksut) - HOST LEAD: Results are in on the investigation into the November 28th explosion and fire at the Williams Ignacio Processing Plant.
But they don't answer all the questions.
KSUT's Victor Locke reports.

VICTOR: The report on the Durango Fire and Rescue Authority's investigation quotes several Williams Employees inside the plant at the time saying they heard a loud "whoosh" then saw blue and orange flames everywhere.
Karola Hanks investigated the explosion and fire.
HANKS: WE KNOW WE HAD A GAS LEAK, WE CAN DETERMINE THAT. AND WE ALSO KNOW WE HAD AN IGNITION SOURCE, OTHERWISE WE WOULDN'T HAVE HAD A FIRE.
Hanks says butane, propane or possibly both were leaking, and were likely ignited by a furnace in the building housing the plants control room and not in a cooling tower as first believed.
The report notes an apparent leaking pipe.
It also details erratic control room readings at about the time there was a brief power outage at the plant triggering an emergency shutdown procedure several hours before the explosion.
But Hanks report makes no findings on the source of the gas leak.
HANKS: THE ACTUAL LEAK WILL BE DETERMINED BY WILLIAMS THEMSELVES.
Williams spokeswoman Sara Delgado says their investigation is still underway.
The explosion, fire and lost gas processing capacity resulted in damages of 10-to-20 million dollars.
From KSUT, I'm Victor Locke.
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