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LAWRENCE, Mass | Overpressurized lines caused deadly gas explosions, feds say

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Federal investigators are confirming overpressurized natural gas lines were the source of the deadly explosions and fires in communities north of Boston last month. Thursday’s preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says Columbia Gas workers failed to account for the location of critical gas pressure sensors in Lawrence on Sept. … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass | Overpressurized lines caused deadly gas explosions, feds say

An old problem: Aging pipelines lead to deadly explosions

The natural gas pipeline in the United States is vast, sprawling across 2.5 million miles in a complex pressurized system that delivers a quarter of the energy consumed nationwide, according to the American Gas Association. Many of the pipes are old, and utilities are in various stages of replacing them to improve safety. There have … Continue reading An old problem: Aging pipelines lead to deadly explosions