Natural gas company involved in deadly explosion to provide $10M in grants to nonprofits

columbia gas_1544757185703.PNG.jpg

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The charitable arm of the gas company blamed for a series of natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts two years ago says it will provide $10 million to support nonprofits in the three communities affected by the disaster.

The NiSource Charitable Foundation, supported by NiSource, the parent company of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, said Thursday the money will be used to provide grants supporting basic needs including food and shelter; economic and job development; emergency assistance and disaster preparedness; STEM education; and environmental stewardship.

The explosions in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover in September 2018 killed one and injured almost two dozen.

Federal investigators blamed the explosions on overpressurized gas lines.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

Veteran's Voices: Honoring Those Who Serve

More Veterans Voices

Dan Yorke State of Mind: Dan's Daily Update

DYSOM 10/26/2020: Michael DiBiase

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on


More Live Cams

The Border Report Tour

More Border Report Tour