September 14, 2018

MassLive: Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey seek congressional hearing on Merrimack Valley gas explosions

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, called on Congressional leaders Friday to immediately convene a hearing on gas explosions and fires that damaged homes and injured residents of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover on Thursday.  

The senators, who met with first responders and local officials during a visit to the command center in Lawrence Friday, asked the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee to look into how the incident occurred and what must be done to prevent future gas explosions.   

Warren and Markey specifically requested that representatives from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and natural gas distribution industry brief the panel on the Merrimack Valley gas explosions, which killed one and injured more than two dozen people. 

Read the full article on the MassLive website here. 

By:  Shannon Young
Source: MassLive