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New Jersey Sierra Club Files for Intervenor Status on Spectra Pipeline

Date : Thu, 03 Feb 2011 11:08:12 -0500

 

For Immediate Release
January 19, 2011 Contact Jeff Tittel, 609-558-9100

New Jersey Sierra Club Files for Intervenor Status on Spectra Pipeline New Jersey Sierra Club along with other organizations has filed intervenor status against the Spectra Energy proposed pipeline. We are concerned with the environmental and public health impacts from this pipeline. The pipeline will go through Bayonne, Jersey City and off the shore of Hoboken into New York City. The proposed route goes through some of the most heavily industrialized and densely populated areas, putting people in this region at risk. This area is already burdened with excessive pollution adding more pollution will greatly affect the public health and the environment of this community. Construction will take place in already contaminated areas further exposing these communities to harmful contamination. Along with exposing communities to harmful toxins the construction of this pipeline will impact freshwater wetlands, waterbodies, and other environmental sensitive areas. Placing a pipeline in such densely populated areas increases the risk of exposure to hazardous air pollutants along with the risk of a possible disaster putting lives in danger. The individuals who are at risk from the pipeline will not be receiving the natural gas, New York City residents will. These residents however are also at risk because the gas will be extracted from the Marcellus Shale, which potentially contains a high concentration of Radon. This Radon mixes with the produced natural gas and can be released into residences through the burner tip of cooking stoves and other appliances. The New Jersey Sierra Club requests that Spectra Energy be required to analyze the potential public health and environmental impacts that are associated with the elevated levels of Radon in gas produced from the Marcellus Shale basin.   Kate Millsaps, Program Assistant NJ Sierra Club 145 W. Hanover Street Trenton, NJ 08618 609.656.7612 (f) 609.656.7618  <http://www.newjersey.sierraclub.org/> www.newjersey.sierraclub.org  

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