>> Sunday, February 7, 2010
Connecticut Power Plant Explosion. This is very sad news, a power plant in Connecticut has had an explosion and 5 people are dead because of it. Here is a news report from CNN:
Middletown, Connecticut (CNN) -- Five people were killed and at least 12 were injured in an explosion Sunday at an under-construction power plant in central Connecticut, local officials said.
A statement from the mayor's office in Middletown, Connecticut, was the first official confirmation of the number of deaths in the explosion.
Residents up to 20 miles away reported hearing the blast about 11:30 a.m. at the Kleen Power Plant in Middletown, a suburb of Hartford, Connecticut.
The plant was under construction and had not yet opened, Middletown Officer Kevin White told CNN. It was set to go online later this year, he said, and was in a "testing phase."
About 50 people, most of them construction workers, were working on the site at the time, said Al Santostefano, deputy fire marshal. Workers were apparently purging a natural gas pipeline when the blast occurred, officials said.
"The mayor has been assured that this is an industrial accident," Giuliano said in a statement. There is no public health threat, he said, and terrorism is not suspected.