For Immediate Release - December 05, 2007

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR PATRICK ON EVERETT TANKER FIRE

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR PATRICK ON EVERETT TANKER FIRE

Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - The following is a statement of Governor Deval Patrick on the fire caused by the tanker explosion in Everett this morning. The Governor is currently in China on a trade mission to strengthen the Massachusetts-China relationship.

"I am relieved no one was seriously injured in today's explosion in Everett, and my prayers go out to everyone who has been impacted by this disaster. My staff in Boston continues to give me regular updates on the situation, and I commend the public safety personnel who quickly responded to the scene."

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