Conn. plant explosion prompts safety review

(AP) - Connecticut's governor is calling for areview of state safety codes following a deadly explosion at apower plant in Middletown.

Rell announced Monday that she is creating two panels - one toidentify the cause and origin of Sunday's explosion at the KleenEnergy Systems plant and any contributing factors, such asconstruction problems, worker safety issues and licensing orpermitting matters.

The second panel of state agencies, local officials and expertswill review the first panel's report and determine whether changesneed to be made to Connecticut laws, state or local regulations,building or fire codes.

Rell did not give a timetable but says the reviews need to be"impartial and swift."

Five workers were killed in the blast at the nearly completed620-megawatt plant.

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