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DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — A woman whose home was destroyed and a man who lost his boat when an explosion shook a Danvers factory nearly three years ago have are suing a company that supplied chemicals they say were involved in the blast.

Deborah Riva and Robert Corrieri want Salem Superior Court to grant class-action status to a lawsuit they filed Monday against Covington, Ky.-based Ashland Inc.

They claim Ashland delivered highly volatile solvents to a facility that had neither permits nor license to handle them.

The pre-dawn blast at the factory shared by CAI Inc. and Arnel Co. damaged more than 270 homes and businesses. No one was killed or seriously injured. Those two companies reached a $7 million settlement with residents.

Ashland has said it wasn't liable for the blast. A spokesman did not immediately return a call Monday.

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