Weymouth resident Chet Austin said the area along the Fore River Basin where a natural gas compressor station is being proposed has considerable pollution.
“My family grew up in Wessagusset,” he said during a crowded meeting with Congressman Stephen F. Lynch and officials from the Pipeline Hazardous Safety Administration in Weymouth on June 17. “If you want to see the pollution it is still there. Wait for the tide to go out and walk the beach. When the tide goes out, it is covered with coal, and it has not been cleaned up. There was a major oil spill in the ’70s which destroyed the spawning ground for flounder. Why would you want to put something like this on that polluted land? Just walk the beach, and it will blow your mind.”
Spectra Enbridge Energy received a conditional certificate from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in January 2017 to construct the 7,700 horsepower station. (read more)
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