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February 10, 1973


The worst industrial disaster in Staten Island history occurs when gas trapped inside a liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank explodes and blows the concrete roof off the tank, killing 40 workers. Distrigas’ plan to transport and store LNG near populated areas – long opposed by homeowners – was abandoned after the incident, with the mayor and federal agencies reversing their original support of the project.


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