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  • Gas safety gets Congressional hearing after Allentown blast

     
    The chairman of the Congressional subcommittee that oversees gas pipeline safety will travel to Montgomery County Monday to hold an informal roundtable on the topic following fatal explosions in Allentown and Philadelphia. The 11/2-hour listening...
  • Allentown Gas Explosion Timeline Of Events

    Allentown Gas Explosion Timeline Of Events
    A breakdown of events in the Allentown explosion Wednesday night that killed five people: 10:50 p.m. -- Explosion in 500 block of N. 13th Street levels two homes and spreads fire to six others. 11 p.m. -- UGI Utilities called. 11 p.m. -- Evacuation...
  • Cracked Gas Pipe May Have Led To Deadly Allentown Blast

    Cracked Gas Pipe May Have Led To Deadly Allentown Blast
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- A crack in a 12-inch gas main is the likely cause of an explosion that killed five people in Allentown last week, power utility officials said on Monday. Discovery of the crack is a significant development and the power company has...
  • State trails others in gas pipeline fixes

    Pennsylvania is laced with 11,000 miles of aging gas pipelines like the one implicated in the deadly Feb. 9 explosion in Allentown because legislators, regulators and gas companies haven't agreed on how to accelerate pipeline replacement -- a reform...
  • UGI leading Allentown blast probe

    UGI leading Allentown blast probe
    After the fires were out and the dead accounted for, state regulators tasked with determining the cause of the natural gas explosion that leveled an Allentown city block ordered UGI Utilities to dig up its own pipe and find out why it failed. In...
  • Long road back for blast survivors

    Long road back for blast survivors
    Tears streamed down Jane Brinker's face Thursday morning as she watched news coverage of the explosion that killed five people and affected many others in center city Allentown the night before. It was a scene all too familiar for Brinker, a blast...
  • City's blast costs exceed $60,000

    City's blast costs exceed $60,000
    The massive emergency response to last week's deadly natural gas explosion in Allentown cost nearly $61,000, according to city figures released Wednesday, though the true financial toll of the blast may not be known for some time. Mayor Ed Pawlowski said...
  • Financial cost of gas blast rises

    Financial cost of gas blast rises
    The costs stemming from Allentown's deadly natural gas explosion has reached $200,000, a city spokesman said this week, though the true financial toll is estimated to be as much as double. Clearing the debris of the two houses that blew up and...
  • Federal official urges pipeline safety forum

    Federal official urges pipeline safety forum
    Standing yards away from Allentown's gas explosion ground zero, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday said he was working with pipeline owners, Congress and regulators to strengthen pipeline safety and make sure explosions like the one that...
  • UGI to step up pipeline replacement

    UGI to step up pipeline replacement
    UGI Utilities will double its spending to replace cast iron gas pipeline this year, following criticism that the company has been too slow in getting the aging, leaking lines out of the ground. The natural gas utility intends to replace six miles of cast...
  • UGI settles with family of two gas blast victims

    UGI Utilities has settled the wrongful-death claims for two of the victims of the natural gas explosion in Allentown -- a confidential agreement that comes just four months after an accident that killed five and leveled a city block. The settlement,...