At least five people were killed on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at a natural gas fired power plant nearing construction completion. You can read more details including the names of the men who were killed at Middletown Explosion’s Victims Were Fathers, Grandfather.
WSFB Hartford – Eyewitness News video from the day of the accident – 6:20 long video with interviews, dramatic photos, and response efforts.
WSFB Harford – Details emerge about O & G, the contractor building the Kleen Energy Power Plant – 2:20 video with information about the contractor’s safety record (pretty good) and the plant’s power capacity (620 MWe – exactly the same as the threatened Vermont Yankee plant just 90 miles upriver.
Wall Street Journal – The 411 on the Kleen Power Plant and its PE Investor
Depleted Cranium – a first hand account from 15 miles away – Gas Fired Power Plant Exploded (so that’s what that was!)
Energy from Thorium – Fatalities at CT Natural Gas Power Plant Explosion
vtdigger.org (Led by journalists, powered by the public) – It can’t happen here? Deadly power plant explosion on the Connecticut
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New York Times (February 7, 2010) – 5 Dead, Dozens Hurt in Connecticut Power Plant Blast
New York Times (February 8, 2010) – Annotated graphic of plant after accident
New York Times (February 8, 2010) – Investigators to Sift Power Plant Rubble for Evidence of Criminal Negligence
Hartford Courant (February 9, 2010) – Will Energy Plant Explosion Mean Higher Electric Rates?
Middletown Press (February 10, 2010) – Workers pushed hard to get Kleen Energy job done
Hartford Courant (February 13, 2010) (Associated Press) – Certain Safety Codes Didn’t Apply To Middletown Kleen Energy Systems Plant
Hartford Courant (February 19, 2010) – Sixth Middletown Explosion Victim Dies
BusinessWeek (March 2, 2010) – Explosion Investigator Appears Before Lawmakers
Hartford Courant – Pictures – Middletown Plant Explosion
Hartford Courant (April 14, 2010) Middletown Places Lien On Kleen Energy Plant To Recover Expenses
WFSB Hartford (April 25, 2010) – Middletown Explosion Inspires Tougher Standards