BOSTON (CBS) – The state is asking communities impacted by the 2018 Merrimack Valley gas explosions how to spend some of the $56 million in settlement money it received from Columbia Gas.

A survey is now open on the state’s website to collect information from Lawrence, Andover and North Andover residents.

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This will help state officials know what efficient energy services should be implemented with the money.

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The explosions killed one person, injured nearly two dozen others, and destroyed 130 properties.

The cause was determined to be over pressurized gas lines.

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Eversource has now taken over for Columbia Gas in Massachusetts.

CBSBoston.com Staff