steam pipe http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Past meets present in hidden world under St. Louis streets http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/past-meets-present-hidden-world-under-st-louis-streets <p>When a 20-inch steam pipe buried 15 feet under the streets of St. Louis <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/health-department-health-risk-minimal-following-downtown-steam-pipe-rupture">burst two weeks ago</a>, most people focused on the potential health hazards in what was blown skyward.</p><p>But the blast got St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Rachel Lippmann thinking - what&rsquo;s under the streets that we don&rsquo;t know about until it&rsquo;s revealed?</p><p>This is what she found out.</p><p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:25:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3528 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Past meets present in hidden world under St. Louis streets Tests find no asbestos near steam pipe rupture, some streets reopen today http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tests-find-no-asbestos-near-steam-pipe-rupture-some-streets-reopen-today <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=North+11th+Street++and+Convention+Plaza&amp;sll=38.632869,-90.194413&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=N+11th+St+%26+Convention+Plaza,+St+Louis,+Missouri+63101&amp;t=m&amp;ll=38.640204,-90.191488&amp;spn=0.023464,0.036478&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=North+11th+Street++and+Convention+Plaza&amp;sll=38.632869,-90.194413&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=N+11th+St+%26+Convention+Plaza,+St+Louis,+Missouri+63101&amp;t=m&amp;ll=38.640204,-90.191488&amp;spn=0.023464,0.036478&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A&amp;source=embed" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-decoration: none; text-align: left; ">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p>Some streets around a ruptured steam pipe in downtown St. Louis are open again today after final test results for no risk from asbestos.</p><p>As we reported <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-april-11-2012">earlier this morning</a>, the first 14 swabs from the north wall and balconies of the Lucas Lofts building and from the ground along Lucas Avenue came back negative for asbestos last night. City health director Pamela Walker <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/pamelarwalker/statuses/190096726055583744">tweeted</a> around 10:15 am that the final 10 samples taken from the south wall of the Globe building were also negative.</p><p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:14:32 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3466 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-april-11-2012 <p><strong>Tests near steam pipe rupture show no asbestos</strong></p><p>The St. Louis city health department says tests from buildings around the site of a <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/health-department-health-risk-minimal-following-downtown-steam-pipe-rupture">ruptured steam pipe</a> have come back negative for asbestos.</p><p>The 20-inch pipe ruptured last Thursday morning, sending a plume of steam into the downtown air, along with possible asbestos.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:22:09 +0000 The Associated Press & Rachel Lippmann 3465 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Health Department: Health risk 'minimal' following downtown steam pipe rupture http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/health-department-health-risk-minimal-following-downtown-steam-pipe-rupture <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=North+11th+Street++and+Convention+Plaza&amp;sll=38.632869,-90.194413&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=N+11th+St+%26+Convention+Plaza,+St+Louis,+Missouri+63101&amp;t=m&amp;ll=38.640204,-90.191488&amp;spn=0.023464,0.036478&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=North+11th+Street++and+Convention+Plaza&amp;sll=38.632869,-90.194413&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=N+11th+St+%26+Convention+Plaza,+St+Louis,+Missouri+63101&amp;t=m&amp;ll=38.640204,-90.191488&amp;spn=0.023464,0.036478&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A&amp;source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p><strong>Updated 3:54 p.m. with comment from Walker</strong></p><p>We have an update on that&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/broken-pipe-sends-giant-steam-plume-over-downtown-st-louis/article_9f2aef3e-7f19-11e1-b196-0019bb30f31a.html">steam pipe rupture</a>&nbsp;that happened in downtown St. Louis Thursday morning. &nbsp;The City of St. Louis Department of Health says that &quot;while swab samples have indicated small amounts of ground level asbestos, air quality tests have come back clean.&quot;</p><p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Kelsey Proud, Alex King & VĂ©ronique LaCapra 3443 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org