SISSONVILLE GAS EXPLOSION Family Dissatisfied In Aftermath Of Gas Explosion
Reported by: Elizabeth Noreika
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Jan. 30, 2013 3:34 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 30, 2013 3:59 PM EST
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Some victims from the massive gas line explosion in Sissonville said they are not getting the help they need.
Denver and Shirley McMillion’s home was wiped out by a massive gas line explosion in December, but now new frustrations as they claim Columbia Gas isn't doing its part in helping them put their lives back together. They said Columbia Gas offered them a settlement, but said it's not nearly enough.
The company has been on the ground in the Sissonville area since the blast happened. Each family who lost their home was assigned what's called a "land agent" to assess the damage.
But the McMillions said they are not getting the help they need and believe the settlement Columbia offered them isn't nearly enough.
If a deal can't be reached, the McMillions said they do have a lawyer and will do what is necessary to get back what was taken from them, even if it means going to court.
A representative for the company told WCHS that company officials are doing everything they can to help all involved.
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