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Praxair delays controlled burn at St. Louis site

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By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO – Praxair has delayed its planned controlled burn at the site of a massive explosion last year.

The company was to start this week burning off some gas left over in canisters that are too unstable to move. But that's been delayed; a company spokesman says there's no particular reason for the delay.

A fire at the plant last June caused explosions that sent gas cylinders shooting into the nearby Lafayette Square neighborhood. Praxair and the city are looking for a new site in St. Louis.

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