U.S. Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the explosion at the Kleen Energy Systems Power Plant earlier today:
"First and foremost my thoughts and prayers are with the individuals, families, and the communities affected by this tragedy.
"Earlier today, I reached out to Mayor Guiliano and the Ironworkers Union to express my sympathy and to assure them of my commitment to assist in any way that I can.
"The first responders from Middletown and in the region are doing yeoman work on the ground. I am extremely confident in their abilities, as they have the training and expertise to handle a situation of this immense magnitude.
"My office stands ready to assist the families and the region in recovering from this catastrophic event. We will persevere with a steadfast heart and a focus on saving lives and providing support to those affected by today's incident."