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Search for Evidence Over at Power Plant



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    Emergency personnel work at the site of the Kleen Energy plant, seen in this aerial photo, after an explosion in Middletown, Conn., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    The search for evidence is over at the site of the Middletown power plant explosion that killed six workers, state police and fire officials say.

    This afternoon, Kleen Energy Systems and O&G Industries will take control of the property, Middletown South District Deputy Fire Chief Marc Fongemie said.

    The blast occurred on Feb. 7 as workers cleaned pipes with large quantities of natural gas.

    On Thursday, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said the gas accumulated in tight quarters and was ignited by a yet-undetermined source.

    That board, the state fire marshal and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating along with Middletown police and fire officials.