Methane, spark believed causes of Struthers blast

Methane, spark believed causes of Struthers blast

A Methane buildup, for an unexplained reason, sparked by electrical work is believed the cause of a blast Thursday at the Struthers sewage treatment plant, The Vindicator was told during a plant tour today.

The explosion happened in an instant, leaving two workers severely burned.

The Struthers plant is still taking in sewage for treatment and poses no environmental hazard, officials said.

Read more in Saturday’s Vindicator and on vindy.com


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