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Massachusetts governor puts rival utility in charge of Columbia Gas disaster response

The Columbia Gas incident highlights the delicate balancing act of running a natural gas system while underscoring the inherent risks of the explosive fuel.

State fire officials told media outlets Friday they will not know the exact cause of the explosions “for some time,” but that “initial focus is on over-pressurization of a gas main.” The incident is also under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

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