Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Crumbling Infrastructure - 125 Year Old Pipe Suspected In Harlem Blast Highlights A National Issue

Gas Leak Found in Main Next to East Harlem Explosion Site
I'll just repeat what I said last week, and last month, and last year, and the year before that. Money is cheap. People need jobs. Our infrastructure (including transit, water, sewer, electric, broadband, and apparently gas) is woefully inadequate.  If only someone in power would tie these facts together.
Federal investigators found a leak in a 125-year-old gas main adjacent to one of the two East Harlem buildings that exploded last week, confirming what many suspected was the cause of the blast that killed eight people and injured 58 others.
We need a new WPA and CCC in this country.  We have the resources: borrowing capacity, legions of unemployed, and no end of worthwhile work to be done.  We never seem to lack for money when it comes to bombing or invading some other country.  When will we focus our attention on improving this one?

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