In connection with its investigation into the natural gas explosion that occurred at the Kleen Energy power plant in Middletown, Conn., the Chemical Safety Board will hold a public meeting on June 28. The purpose of the meeting is to consider urgent safety recommendations to several organizations.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Prince Edward Ballroom, Saint Clements Castle, in Portland, Conn. At the meeting, the CSB investigative team will present its preliminary findings on the circumstances of the accident to the three CSB board members and the public. The board then will receive testimony from a panel of outside experts and other witnesses, who will discuss the issues raised by the case. Following a public comment period, the board is expected to consider and vote on the draft safety recommendations.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Preregistration is not required, but to ensure adequate seating, attendees are encouraged to preregister by e-mailing their names and affiliations to by June 25.