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OF THE MORNING CALLPennsylvania 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...
Of The Morning CallUGI 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,...
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...
Of The Morning CallThe 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...
Of The Morning CallStanding 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...
Of The Morning CallUGI 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...
Of The Morning CallTears 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...
OF THE MORNING CALLAfter 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...
ReutersALLENTOWN, 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...
Tags: Explosions, Emergency Incidents, Allentown
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...
Pennsylvania Ave.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...
EMERGENCY NUMBERS For ambulance, fire and police emergencies, regardless of your location in the Lehigh Valley, dial 9-1-1. The following areas also maintain non-emergency telephone numbers for contact. Allen Township, 610-262-1101 Allentown, 610-437-...
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