Community calls on feds to review Algonquin pipeline project's safety assessment

Community members are voicing their concerns with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in Cortlandt to address ongoing frustrations with the Algonquin pipeline.

News 12 Staff

Oct 1, 2021, 2:34 AM

Updated 1,019 days ago

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Community members are voicing their concerns with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in Cortlandt to address ongoing frustrations with the Algonquin pipeline.
The natural gas project runs through parts of northern Westchester, under the Hudson River and past the now-decommissioned Indian Point Energy Center.
Locals are calling on the federal government to review the project's safety assessments, which led to the pipeline's approval but were found to have flawed data.
They want to know what dangers the pipeline poses to their community.
"We're living in a situation where we don't know what the risks are, but we do know the risk assessments done so far were faulty," says Courtney Williams, co-founder of Safe Energy Rights Group.
A spokesperson for Enbridge, which owns the Pipeline, tells News 12 "We have been communicating, regarding the decommissioning of the Indian Point Energy Center, to ensure proper coordination and support the ongoing safety of our operations."


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