Kleen Energy Explosion: Hazmat Response

BY JEFF CHANDLER AND RICHARD SCALORAShortly after 11 a.m., ON February 7, 2010, an explosion occurred at the Kleen Energy Systems power plant in Middletown, Connecticut, during testing of gas lines. The plant was under construction and near completion.The Middletown South Fire District command staff, Connecticut Task Force 1 urban search and rescue team (CT-TF1), and detectives from the Department of Public Safety Office of the Connecticut State Fire Marshal (CT FMO) requested the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CT DEP) Emergency Response Unit (ERU) to assist with metering for confined-space entries and to determine whether the explosion caused collateral damage to oth...

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