MassDEP visits proposed site for PIP audit

Officials from MassDEP visited the proposed compressor station site today to audit the area in relation the PIP (Public Involvement Plan). Local residents were present during the audit. You can read more about the audit in The Patriot Ledger. (image source: Margaret B.)

"State regulators visited the proposed site for a 7,700-horsepower natural-gas compressor station on the banks of the Fore River on Thursday as part of an environmental audit that could potentially forcing further cleanup of the land.

Three state Department of Environmental Protection regulators, two representatives from the firm TRC Environmental, and a representative from Algonquin Gas Transmission, a subsidiary of Spectra Energy-Enbridge, were on the Bridge Street site Thursday. Members of the citizens group Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station also attended.

The decision to conduct an audit was made after Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund and other officials raised concerns that consultants for the natural-gas company made errors in a “21E” assessment of the site conducted two years ago." (The Patriot Ledger)