New safety legislation announced on 5-year-anniversary of Massachusetts gas explosions

  • Source: WFXT-TV FOX 25 Boston
  • Published: 09/14/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Five years after over-pressurized gas traveled through underground lines fueling fires and explosions across the Merrimack Valley, new legislation aims to prevent that from ever happening again. “We proposed new regulations to affect nearly 2.3 million miles of pipelines across the country,” said Tristan Brown, the Deputy Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration part of the Department of Transportation. The explosions destroyed five homes, damaged more than a hundred properties, injured firefighters and civilians, forced fifty thousand people to evacuate their homes and caused the tragic death of Leonel Rondon. The legislation will be named after Rondon and was co-sponsored by Senator Ed Markey.


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