Natural Gas Alarms Being Given To Those Near R.M. Palmer Explosion Site
(West Reading, PA) -- Officials in Berks County are giving free natural gas alarms to residents who live near the site of the R.M. Palmer factory explosion. The chocolate plant in West Reading exploded on March 24th, killing seven people. A donation made to West Reading after the explosion has funded the alarms. On June 9th, the alarms will be delivered door to door to those who live on South Second Avenue, Franklin, Chestnut and Yarnell street's near the factory. Any alarms that remain after the door to door campaign will be available to the general community.