25 Sep '15, 3pm

Spectra’s plan to expand natural gas pipeline near nuclear power plant could threaten 20 million...

The planned expansion, called the Algonquin Incremental Market project, would see the pipeline stretch across the New Jersey border, where it currently ends, and then through the states of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Residents along the path have been protesting Spectra’s high pressure pipeline for years, to no avail. Spectra’s plans to expand the current pipeline would send new mileage within 110 feet of volatile materials at Indian Point nuclear plant, and then straight through a number of residential communities. Estimates say that, if a disaster like an explosion were to occur, over 20 million people could be impacted by the crisis. And concerns aren’t just restricted to an explosion as pipelines can leak natural gas into their surroundings under more or less normal operating conditions, which would pose a series of threats to wildlife and h...

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/spectras-plan-to-expand-high-pre...

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