Purely natural fuel reduction valve brought about sounds, ‘tremor’ felt

Officers say a reduction valve on purely natural gas line in close proximity to the Saluda Dam triggered the noise and ‘tremor’ felt by some in the Midlands Friday night time.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — What was that sounds you read, that ‘tremor’ you felt on Friday night time? Officers say a reduction valve in a purely natural gas line in the vicinity of the Saluda dam is to blame.

The SC Office of Regulatory Staff members (SCORS) confirms the loud increase listened to/felt in the Midlands Friday evening was a relief valve on a all-natural gasoline line around the Saluda Dam, according to the S.C. Unexpected emergency Management Division (SCEMD).

Dominion Electricity reported there was a non permanent release of strain from a organic fuel regulating station around Lake Murray Friday night time. “Legislation enforcement & our crews responded,” they tweeted. “Incident is not connected to any of our amenities. No experiences of any incidents on our program in the Midlands.”

ORS claimed the valve activated to protect against a rupture of the gasoline line, and security techniques worked as meant. Officials say there is no danger to residents. 

Crews are performing on the line, and you can count on the scent of gas in the area, according to SCEMD, who also stated the organic gasoline line is not owned by Dominion Strength and the Saluda Dam at Lake Murray is wonderful. 

In a statement introduced to Information 19 Friday night time, officials with Dominion Strength mentioned, “Basic safety is our top precedence. We are conscious of a non permanent launch of strain from a normal gas regulating station near Lake Murray. When law enforcement and Dominion Strength crews responded, the scene has been cleared. This incident is not similar to any Dominion Energy South Carolina services. We have no stories of any incidents on our method in the Midlands.”

Earlier Friday night time, the Irmo Police Section verified to News 19 that they responded to a “purely natural gasoline leak” at McMeekin Station, which is owned by Dominion Strength about 8:46 p.m. Battalion Chief Randy Arant explained there was no hearth but the leak was pretty loud, “like a jet engine.” 

Countrywide Guard teaching workouts were being also underway Friday night. Before this 7 days, McEntire Joint Countrywide Guard Base experienced mentioned minimal-flying helicopters, tilt-rotor plane and airplanes would be seen — and read — through the hrs of darkness Thursday and Friday.