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Officials still cleaning up after Wednesday explosion
By: WJAC Web Staff and The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Officials said after an explosion in New York City that destroyed two buildings and killed eight people workers are halfway finished with removing the debris from the site.
Fire Department of New York spokesman Daniel Glover said 1,500 cubic feet of debris has been removed from the East Harlem site since Wednesdays explosion. He also said the same amount still exists at the site.
Glover said officials are working to reach the basement levels of the buildings for investigators to search for clues that might reveal what caused the blast.
He said more than 200 workers were working at the site, Saturday.
Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said he scheduled a news conference for Saturday afternoon to update the recovery efforts.
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