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Danversport Explosion

November 20, 2007

The blast by the numbers

The lingering impact

71 Danversport households displaced

57 homes are now occupied

14 homes are unoccupied

22 homes have been demolished*

15 new homes have been built and occupied

7 new homes under construction or still to be built

6 businesses demolished

*A 23rd home, 20 Riverside St., will be demolished

The cost of relief

$550,000 received in donations to the Danvers Community Council's relief fund

$355,000 distributed by the council

33 federal loans, totaling $1.8 million, issued to homeowners

8 federal loans, totaling $2 million, issued to businesses

Sources: Danvers Building Inspector's Office, Danvers Community Council, U.S. Small Business Administration

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