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League of Women voters to hold discussion on compressor station

Photo courtesy Beverly Hernandez.

The League of Women Voters is planning a panel discussion about the proposed upgrade to the Easton Compressor Station, located on Klein Rd and owned by Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation.

The discussion program entitled, ‘STOP The Easton Compressor Station,’ will take place at the Forks Elementary School, located at 1709 Richmond Rd., Easton PA 18040 on Saturday April 11th, and will begin at 1:00pm.

Environmental and community groups supporting this event like, Clean Air Council, Food and Water Watch, Berks Gas Truth, Sierra Club and Energy Justice are all concerned about the tons of hazardous waste toxins that will be emitted into the air of the surrounding region from the greatly increased horsepower size (2) 10,000 turbines, which are part of the upgrade.

Impacting public health and air quality from this compressor would be pollutants such as; nitrous oxide, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, and volatile organic compounds. These pollutants, when emitted into the air, can cause eye and throat irritations, respiratory and pulmonary illnesses, and headaches, as well as pre-birth problems.

Five presenters will speak on topics such as; fracking and pipeline overview, compressor station 101, health and safety concerns and several government  agencies. There will be ample time for questions from the public and additional information will be available for those who wish to be more informed.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact  Beverly Hernandez, League President, at LWVnorthco@nullyahoo.com or 484-347-4668, or Joan Dean at  610-252-1339 or 610-330-0840.