Officials to share findings of Weymouth compressor station health study (The Patriot Ledger 11/9/18)
WEYMOUTH — Officials will hold a public meeting next week to share the findings of a study that looks at the potential health impact of a proposed 7,700-horsepower natural-gas compressor station that Algonquin, a subsidiary of Spectra Energy-Enbridge, wants to build on the banks of the Fore River.
Barry Keppard, director of the public health department at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, said residents who attend the meeting will be able to visit several informational tables and review data collected on noise, air quality, health and land use in the Fore River Basin.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Quincy High School, 100 Coddington St. It will be the second meeting held as part of a health-impact assessment that Gov. Charlie Baker ordered for the proposed project.
Compressor stations are placed along pipelines to maintain pressure and keep gas flowing. Residents and officials from Weymouth, Braintree, Quincy and Hingham say the proposed facility would vent toxic gases that could sicken neighbors and would have a risk of exploding.
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