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Ex-Transportation Czar to Oversee Utility's Safety Efforts

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    Columbia Gas Officials Meet With People Affected By Disaster

    About 50 people gathered at Lawrence High School to hear from company executives.

    (Published Saturday, March 9, 2019)

    The utility company blamed for September's natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts is enlisting former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to oversee its safety efforts.

    NiSource said Thursday that the former Republican congressman from Illinois will chair a new board charged with reviewing the company's rollout of a new safety management system across the seven states it serves.

    The Indiana-based company said the new system will provide a structured and consistent way to identify and reduce risk.

    Federal investigators have said the company's Massachusetts subsidiary, Columbia Gas, lacked internal procedures that could have prevented the Sept. 13 disaster.

    Facebook Announces New Cryptocurrency 'Libra'

    [NATL] Facebook Announces New Cryptocurrency 'Libra'
    Facebook has announced plans to enter the banking business by launching a new digital currency. The social media giant says it wants to make sending money around the world as easy as sending a photo or message with the new "Libra" cryptocurrency.
     
    (Published Wednesday, June 19, 2019)

    Overpressurization during a routine pipeline replacement project led to the death of one person, dozens of injuries, hundreds of damaged buildings and thousands of customers without natural gas service for months.


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