Reports of at least two fatalities and hundreds of injuries are coming in as news of an explosion at Kleen Energy on River Road come in.
Former Common Council member Earle Roberts called and left a message that about 11:15 an explosion nearly rocked his house off of its foundation on nearby Bow Lane. Roberts said that the force of the explosion nearly tore the roof from his house, and sent a cloud of brown debris into the air above the plant which is under construction, and was scheduled to come on line later this year.
I felt the explosion myself at my house on Pearl Street. It sounded as if something had fallen off of my roof, and onto my porch.