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2011-04-28 10:47:00

PEORIA, Ill., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameren Illinois activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) this morning in response to major flooding in Southern Illinois that could impact both electric and natural gas service in some areas. "The safety of our customers and co-workers is our first and foremost concern. It is imperative that residents be aware of the electrical hazards and natural gas safety issues that may occur during floods," said Ron Pate, Ameren Illinois vice...

2008-09-19 12:00:19

WHITTIER - An 18-year-old man suffered first and second-degree burns to his hands, arms and neck last night after gas fumes were ignited by the pilot light of a water heater in a garage, fire officials said. Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Patrick Dolan said the man was working on a chain saw in the garage. "He was cutting trees in the front yard. Something happened to the chain saw. He brought it to the garage. Somehow gas fumes from the chain saw ignited with the pilot light of a water...

2008-06-19 18:00:31

PEORIA, Ill., June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Flood waters pose a special hazard to boaters in flooded areas, the Ameren Illinois Utilities warned. Boaters need to exercise extreme caution when moving through areas that have overhead electrical lines because boaters risk serious injury or death if they come into contact with energized lines. Typically, electric distribution lines are at least 18 feet above dry ground. However, in flooded areas those lines may only be several feet above...

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2010-09-24 16:20:41

A gas stove is a cooking device which uses natural gas, propane, butane, Liquefied petroleum gas or other flammable gas as a fuel source. Since the gas pipe network was slow to develop, the success of the gas stove on a commercial level took some time to happen. Gas stoves were invented as early as the 1820's as isolated experiments but it was not until the 1880's that manufactured stoves were sold commercially. The first stoves were large and bulky, but over time they were reduced to fit...

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Word of the Day
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.