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Columbia Gas Is Agreeing To Pay $143 Million To Settle Class Action Lawsuits. Is That Enough?07:57
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Utility contractors dig up the road above natural gas lines along Dracut Street in Lawrence, Mass., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 after the explosions in the Merrimack Valley area serviced by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Utility contractors dig up the road above natural gas lines along Dracut Street in Lawrence, Mass., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 after the explosions in the Merrimack Valley area serviced by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts. (Charles Krupa/AP)
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It's been almost a year since gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley destroyed homes, displaced thousands and killed 18-year-old Leonel Rondon.

On Monday, Columbia Gas, the utility responsible for the disaster, said it's settling class action lawsuits with businesses and residents for $143 million.

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Callum Borchers, WBUR Bostonomix reporter. He tweets @callumborchers.

This article was originally published on July 29, 2019.

This segment aired on July 29, 2019.

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