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

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, Oct 24, 2019 at 12:38 PM EDT

NTSB: 'Weak Engineering Management' Led to Gas Explosions

NTSB: 'Weak Engineering Management' Led to Gas Explosions

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final report on last year's deadly Merrimack Valley gas explosions. The 73-page report says the probable cause of the overpressurization that led to the...

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 05:00 PM EDT

$143M Gas Explosions Settlement Gets Preliminary Approval

$143M Gas Explosions Settlement Gets Preliminary Approval

A judge has given preliminary approval to a $143 million settlement in a lawsuit brought against the utility blamed for a series of gas explosions in Massachusetts in September 2018. Superior Court Judge James...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 06:25 PM EDT

Elected Officials Object to $143M Gas Explosions Settlement

Elected Officials Object to $143M Gas Explosions Settlement

Elected officials in Massachusetts are objecting 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...

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