October 11, 2018

Senator Warren Statement on NTSB Preliminary Report on Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

Washington, DC – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today issued the following statement regarding the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) preliminary report on the Merrimack Valley gas explosions:

“A life was lost, people were injured, dozens of homes were destroyed, business are shuttered, and thousands are without heat and hot water – this is unacceptable. This preliminary NTSB report confirms that Columbia Gas caused this disaster, and that it appears to have been preventable. We will continue to press for more details from Columbia Gas, from NTSB, and from all other authorities involved, so that we can prevent a situation like this from happening again."