HARTFORD - Gov. Jodi Rell says she's preparing an executive order to end the procedure blamed for last February's deadly explosion in Middletown.

A state commission created by Rell has recommended the state ban the procedure done at the natural gas power plant.

The ban will be implemented until new national standards are adopted.

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