Pipe pieces from NYC explosion sent to Washington

NYC Explosion

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators are leaving the scene of a New York City explosion that killed eight people and are taking several sections of pipe with them.

The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday it has finished its work at the East Harlem scene, where two buildings were leveled March 12 in an apparent gas explosion.

The agency reported previously it had found a leak in a cast iron gas main from 1887. It now says there was more than one leak.

Sections of the pipe and a cracked section of an 1897 water main are being shipped to the NTSB lab in Washington for further examination.

The NTSB has said it’s unclear if the broken water main contributed to the explosion or was caused by it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s