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NTSB identifies source of natural gas leak at R.M. Palmer explosion site

WEST READING, Pa. - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released new information Tuesday on the investigation into the explosion at R.M. Palmer Company that claimed 7 lives in March.

NTSB investigators say data indicates that natural gas was leaking from a DuPont Aldyl A service tee that was installed in 1982.




The DuPont Aldyl A service tee installed in 1982 showing the facture along the tower.


Officials say UGI exposed and retired the service line that was connected to this service tee in 2021 when the natural gas meter was relocated from the basement to the exterior of Palmer Building 2.


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