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...

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 06:27 AM EDT

'State Government Blew It': Lawmaker on Gas Oversight

'State Government Blew It': Lawmaker on Gas Oversight

To Hubeny and some others, the Springfield blast, the explosions that rocked the Merrimack Valley last month, and others suggest a pattern of oversight from the state agency in charge of ensuring the safety...

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