More sampling ordered for contamination at proposed compressor site

More sampling ordered for contamination at proposed compressor site

Some good news for a change, Fore River Campers! Mass DEP has decided to use their own regulations. Coal ash is not, nor has EVER been, historic fill. Funny how a Licensed Site Professional who is taking money from Enbridge to forward the compressor AND taking money from Enbridge to claim there is no problem with the contamination at the site would come up with an Access and Use Limitation report that would ignore the coal ash. Are you laughing yet? You can read more about this update via The Patriot Ledger - State orders more sampling at proposed compressor site

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Rep. Lynch related to pipeline and compressor safety review

Rep. Lynch related to pipeline and compressor safety review

Congressman Lynch has introduced a bill to strengthen the federal procedure for pipeline and compressor station approval. Congressman Lynch has been part of this fight for many years and has consistently brought attention to the safety issue. We thank him for his latest efforts on this bill. Please send him your thanks, too! You can read H.R. 2152, the Pipeline and Compressor Safety Verification Act of 2019, here.

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Health impacts motivate Councilor Haugh to run in the Boston Marathon

Health impacts motivate Councilor Haugh to run in the Boston Marathon

Our amazing District One councilor has not only been fighting the fight alongside of FRRACS-- and leading in so many ways-- she's been training for the Boston Marathon in her spare time! Her efforts to fight cancer-- so familiar in our Basin-- mean more to us than she can know.

You can read more about this story here: The Weymouth News - Cancer statistics motivate Weymouth councilor to run Boston Marathon

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Health Impacts in the Fore River Basin: Attend a meeting + share your story

Health Impacts in the Fore River Basin: Attend a meeting + share your story

Are you a long-time resident of the Fore River Basin? Do you know anyone in or around the Fore River Basin who has experienced illnesses that could potentially be linked to environmental toxins? We are collecting stories as part of the fight against the compressor station to emphasis the fact that we cannot bare to have anymore toxic facilities in the community. We invite you to attend one of our community meetings to learn more about the project, and to share your story.

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Texas tells residents not to worry about chemical tank pollution

Texas tells residents not to worry about chemical tank pollution

“A fire at a petrochemical storage facility sent noxious clouds over two Texas cities, but state authorities are telling residents not to worry. Some residents, told to shelter in place as the fire burned last week and now experiencing symptoms including vomiting, burning eyes, and shortness of breath, aren’t so sure.” Source: Daily Kos - Texas tells people not to worry about vomiting, shortness of breath following massive chemical fire

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Gov. Baker talks about compressor station on BPR

Gov. Baker talks about compressor station on BPR

Governor Baker joins Jim and Margery on BPR once a month to answer questions from the public. Each month we try to call in. A Weymouth resident got through today and asked Baker some direct questions about the compressor station. Baker responded by saying that he has gone to great lengths on this issue - one of his recycled responses. Although we are disappointed by his response, we can’t say that we are surprised. You can read the full transcript of their conversation here.

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Chemical tanks in Houston on fire for multiple days

Chemical tanks in Houston on fire for multiple days

A large fire at a petrochemical terminal in Houston, TX broke out Sunday evening. The fire spread to eight tanks, though one is said to be empty. Authorities claim that air quality in the area is within normal guidelines. We are skeptical of their findings. No injuries have been reported, luckily, but we are concerned about the potential health impacts that this incident will have on surrounding communities. You can read more about this story here.

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Gas leak in Weymouth requires evacuation of elderly housing

Gas leak in Weymouth requires evacuation of elderly housing

A gas leak on Monday led to the evacuation of a public housing building in Weymouth. Apparently, the area was incorrectly marked as “safe to dig”. The gas leak and evacuation strained the Weymouth fire department’s resources, so they had to call in back up from other towns to address other needs throughout Weymouth. This incident heightens our concern about an explosion at the compressor station, and how emergency personnel would be able to respond.

The Patriot Ledger, Jessica Trufant, March 18, 2019 - Dozens evacuated after gas leak at Weymouth public housing

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