>>Federal Safety Investigators Subpoena Reports for UGI Utilities
(Reading, PA) -- Federal officials say a Pennsylvania state regulator is refusing to give them investigation reports involving the explosion at the West Reading chocolate factory. The National Transportation Safety Board says the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has refused to provide unredacted reports for UGI Utilities. The natural gas company is at the center of the probe into an explosion in March at the R.M. Palmer Co. plant. A PUC spokesman says to give the federal investigators the information in the format they've requested would violate state law. The NTSB chairwoman has told the state utility commissioner that federal law takes precedence over state law and that the inspection reports need to be handed over.