gas leak

Environment
3:58 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Gas Leaks: What You Need To Know

howstuffworks.com

Tuesday evening’s tragic explosion and fire on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City may have some asking basic questions about gas leaks.

Here’s a brief primer:

How do I know if I have a gas leak?

  • If it’s a natural gas leak, you will smell it.

It’s an unpleasant smell, like rotten eggs.

Natural gas goes through a lot of processing before it can be used as fuel.

After all the other chemicals are taken out, what’s left is methane.

Read more
Fire
4:09 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Local Hospitals Provide Injury Updates On Plaza Explosion

University of Kansas Hospital officials provided an update.
Elana Gordon KCUR

Ambulances on Tuesday night traveled with nine people injured in the explosion and fire on the Country Club Plaza to area hospitals, including St. Luke's and University of Kansas Hospital. Six injured patients walked themselves in. Officials today provided an update on the six victims still hospitalized.

Read more
Headlines
9:55 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Gas Leak Causes Evacuations Downtown

Downtown Kansas City, Mo.
Theresa L Wysocki flickr

Several downtown office buildings near 11th and Main in Kansas City, Mo. have been evacuated. 

Read more