Sunday, February 07, 2010
Officials: Multiple deaths in Middletown Conn power plant explosion, seven ambulances have been seen leaving the scene without their lights on
Officials: Multiple deaths in Conn. power plant explosion, Sunday, February 7, 2010 - Updated 3:00 PM
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - An explosion at a power plant in Connecticut has killed multiple people and an unknown number of people are injured.
A catastrophic explosion this morning at a gas-fired, 720MW electric power plant under construction in Middletown, Conn., has killed and injured an untold number of people, authorities fear.
A Connecticut search and rescue team is on scene at the leveled 137-acre Kleen Energy plant on the Connecticut River, which was scheduled to go online in June
Al Santostefano, the deputy fire marshal in Middletown, tells The Associated Press the explosion happened at 11:17 a.m. Sunday at the Kleen Energy power plant there and portions of the building blew away. He says 50 workers were in section of power plant where explosion happened.
He and Betsy Hard, deputy commissioner of the state Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, say they do not know how many people were killed or injured.
The explosion shook houses at least 10 miles away. At least seven ambulances have been seen leaving the scene without their lights on.
UPDATE Police and Hospital reports 11 injuries taken to hospital and less than 50 people injuries in the blast, more from this source...............
Bill Warner Director of CSPI..Covert Surveillance by Private Investigators at WBI Inc.