NewsBreaking newsLimerick Gardai very concerned over welfare of missing teenBy Staff Reporter – October 6, 2015 693 Previous articleRugby – Munster name ‘A’ side to face Leinster ‘A’Next articleGAA – Audio – Patrickswell’s Ciaran Carey previews Limerick SHC final against Na Piarsaigh Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE whereabouts of a missing teenager in Limerick is something that gardai say they are “very concerned” aboutGardai are now concerned for the welfare of teenager Adam Dunne who went missing in Limerick city on Monday night.They have now issued a public appeal for assistance in locating the 15-year old.Adam was last seen around 7pm on Roxboro Road, Limerick city on Monday night.He is described as being 5’9″ tall, of slim build with light brown hair.He has blue/green eyes.When last seen the teen was wearing a grey tracksuit bottoms, a grey hoodie top, a navy t-shirt with a grey collar and black runners.Anyone who has seen Adam or has information that can assist in locating him is asked to telephone Roxboro Road Garda Station at 061 214340, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. Twitter Facebook Email Advertisement Print Linkedin
Shelby County, Ala.—One worker was killed and several more were injured when an Alabama pipeline ruptured sometime during the evening of Monday, October 31.According to Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, the failing pipeline caused an explosion that sent flames high above the surrounding tree line.One eye witness, who said he helped an injured worker remove gas from himself before calling an ambulance, said the central Alabama explosion resembled an airplane crash and resulted in towering flames that extended some 300 feet into the air.The epicenter was approximately one mile west of a leak that occurred back in September, releasing thousands of gallons of gasoline and causing shortages and price hikes throughout the entire Southeast.The failed pipeline belongs to the same company behind the previous leak—the Colonial Pipeline Company of Alpharetta, Georgia—and marks the sixth leak its operations have endured this year in Alabama alone.Officials are not certain wether the explosion emanated from the same pipeline that failed in September, and workers have not yet been able to get close enough to the accident site to determine if the initial explosion has damaged any other nearby pipelines.“Three miles around the area of the fire has been evacuated,” Bentley said in a video which his office posted to Vimeo and later tweeted out through his official Twitter account. “We have state resources in place through our forestry association, and we have people there to contain the fire.”The state of Alabama has been suffering from a severe drought. According to the governor, there have been over one thousand fires recorded since the beginning of October.“Our resources have been stretched thin,” Bentley said. “But we will have enough resources in place, we will put enough resources in place, to protect the people in that area.”Coleen Vansant with the Alabama Forestry Commission says that the explosion has sparked several wildfires, one around 10 acres in size and another near 7 acres.According to a brief statement issued by the Colonial Pipeline Company, the main pipeline in the area has been shut down for the time being. The explosion occurred near the Cahaba River, the longest free-flowing river in Alabama known for its scenic value and biological diversity.It comes at a time when pipelines all over the country are being hotly contested by environmentalists. A major protest is taking place near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation because of a proposed pipeline that the Dakota Sioux say is threatening the quality of drinking water drawn from the Missouri River and decimating many of their important cultural heritage sites.The Dakota Access Pipeline is being maintained and constructed by a company called Energy Transfer which, according to its website, operates three major crude oil pipelines, including approximately 500 miles of pipeline that run through Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.Energy Transfer claims that the $3.7 billion project will lessen U.S. dependance on foreign oil and create thousands of jobs.Stayed tuned to BlueRidgeOutdoors.com for pipeline updates and learn more about the Shelby County, Alabama pipeline explosion here.