In a preliminary report released today on the East Harlem explosion that killed eight people, the National Transportation Safety Board said it found “small gas leaks below the pavement” in a cast-iron gas main installed in 1887. Previously, the agency said it found a single leak in a gas main next to one of the two collapsed buildings. The on-site investigation has now concluded, and sections of the iron main, a plastic main installed in 2011, and a cracked water main that may have contributed to the gas leak will be examined in the NTSB’s Washington, D.C. laboratory. The agency will also look at leak surveys and maintenance records, and spokesman Eric Weiss said they expect to “come to a probable cause and perhaps some recommendations” in several months.
ICE dir. Vitiello resigns
DHS Sec. Nielsen resigns
Deputy DHS Sec. Grady resigns
USCIS dir. Cissna resigns
CBP Commissioner Sanders resigns
(Two acting leaders – at USCIS and ICE – have also been moved out of their roles for Trump picks since then as well)