Star Tribune: 2011 Gas Blast at Cub Foods Lot Sparks Lawsuit

The City of Minneapolis is suing CenterPoint Energy, the newspaper reported.

The City of Minneapolis has filed suit with CenterPoint Energy over the near the Cub Foods store at the corner of 60th Street and Nicollet Avenue South, the Star Tribune reported


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According to the Star Tribune:

The city of Minneapolis filed a lawsuit last month against CenterPoint Energy claiming the Texas-based natural gas company was negligent in maintaining and repairing the pipe running under 60th Street and Nicollet Avenue S. The city is seeking compensation for damages to its infrastructure caused by the blast. ...

The city’s claim states: “CenterPoint failed to use reasonable and ordinary care in designing, constructing, maintaining and repairing the gas pipe running under 60th Street in Minneapolis. The failures included, but are not limited to, the installation and use of improper couplings and the improper welding of connections in the gas pipeline.”

Read the full article at startribune.com.

The explosion occurred about two blocks north of Richfield. In the aftermath, authorities evacuated an area that included part of Richfied.

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