Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions and Fires in Lawrence, North Andover and Andover - NBC10 Boston

A look back at the disaster that devastated Lawrence, Andover and North Andover

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 12:22 PM EDT

Before Explosions, Feds Warned Mass. Had Too Few Inspectors

Before Explosions, Feds Warned Mass. Had Too Few Inspectors

The state agency charged with ensuring the safety of Massachusetts' natural gas system had only a fraction of its inspector positions filled just last month, a staffing deficit that could delay required pipeline...

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 12:23 PM EDT

Natural Gas Expert: Leaks 'Can Spread at the Speed of Sound'

Natural Gas Expert: Leaks 'Can Spread at the Speed of Sound'

Don Deaver followed details of the destruction in Massachusetts from afar in Houston and struggled to find a comparison.

Friday, Sep 14, 2018 at 09:57 PM EDT

Columbia Gas at Center of Explosions in Recent Past

Columbia Gas at Center of Explosions in Recent Past

Columbia Gas has been at the center of a number of incidents in Massachusetts and around the country in the last number of years and has drawn the ire of state officials more than once. The Massachusetts...

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 12:24 PM EDT

'Catastrophic Failure': Natural Gas Expert on Explosions

'Catastrophic Failure': Natural Gas Expert on Explosions

A series of gas explosions killed a teenager, injured at least 10 other people and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as...

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 at 02:20 PM EDT

Utility Resumes Efforts to Replace Damaged Heating Equipment

Utility Resumes Efforts to Replace Damaged Heating Equipment

The utility company blamed for natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley last September is resuming efforts to replace heating equipment damaged in homes and businesses. Mark...

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