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Explosion at Chemical Plant in Southern China Kills at Least 4

An explosion at a chemical plant in southern China on Tuesday [Oct. 15] killed at least four people and injured six, the local government said, in the latest of a string of such accidents. The Guangxi regional emergency rescue service …

Lawrence Mayor, Lawmakers Object to $143M Gas Explosions Settlement

Elected leaders in Massachusetts are demanding revisions to a plan to divide up a $143 million class action settlement from last September’s natural gas disaster. Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera and four state lawmakers have proposed a new payout plan that …

Officials Say Road Paving Prep Led to Latest Lawrence Gas Leak

Officials say preparations for a road paving project triggered a gas leak that caused hundreds of residents of a Massachusetts city still reeling from last year’s destructive gas explosions to be temporarily evacuated. The state Department of Public Utilities, utility …

Death Toll Rises from Chinese Gas Plant Explosion

Authorities in central China said Sunday the death toll in a gas plant explosion has risen to 15 with another 15 seriously injured. Three people who were previously missing have been found dead, said local authorities. About 270 firefighters and …

After Blasts, Massachusetts Orders Natural Gas Safety Review

Massachusetts regulators are calling for an outside review of the state’s natural gas distribution system in the wake of gas explosions and fires that affected three communities earlier this month. The Department of Public Utilities said Wednesday it would name …