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Additional Safety Measures Ordered After Lawrence Gas Leak

The state Department of Public Utilities has ordered Columbia Gas to submit a plan to address 2,220 old service lines abandoned during its systemwide pipeline upgrade

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    Claims Center Opens for Lawrence Residents Impacted by Gas Leak

    Residents impacted by last week's gas leak in Lawrence, Massachusetts, are being assisted by the utility behind the problem.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 30, 2019)

    Massachusetts officials say the utility company blamed for last year's destructive gas explosions faces millions of dollars in fines if it fails to complete additional safety measures following a major gas leak that prompted evacuations last week.

    The state Department of Public Utilities has ordered Columbia Gas to submit by Monday a plan to address 2,220 old service lines abandoned during its systemwide pipeline upgrade in Lawrence.

    The agency also ordered the company to inspect more than 700 homes by Oct. 18 and hire an independent auditor to review its upgrade work. It says Columbia Gas will be fined of up to $1 million per violation if the orders aren't carried out.

    A company spokesman says it's working to comply with the orders and apologizes for the inconvenience to customers.

    Claims Center to Open for Lawrence, Mass. Residents

    [NECN] Claims Center to Open for Lawrence, Mass. Residents

    Columbia Gas will return to Lawrence, Massachusetts to open a pop-up claims center for residents affected by last week's gas leak.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 30, 2019)

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