Natural Gas Compressor Station Coats Farmland

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Natural Gas Compressor Station Coats Farmland

Postby HVPA_research » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:42 am

Natural Gas Compressor Station Coats Farmland in Used Gear Oil
Spectra Energy's Steckman Ridge Natural Gas Compressor Station sprayed up to 1,629 pounds of used lubricating oil onto fertile farmland and residential property in rural Pennsylvania; crops had to be burned to prevent toxic contamination of consumers. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has been misinformed residents for the past six months that the oil residents found coating their blueberries, tomatoes, hay fields. is non-toxic Omala Oil RL 320, but laboratory tests indicate the oil is definitively *not* Omala Oil RL 320.

The full text and pictures included in this article are here. The most disturbing fact in this report is that the officers of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection allegedly protected the polluters and even allowed that critical samples for chemical analysis were taken by polluting company employees. We only sincerely hope that Australian environment protection authorities would do better in similar situation.

Here are more stories of pristine farmland pollution from the same area. Explosions and blowouts in gas compressor stations are apparently quite common (see e.g. here).

We definitively do not want coal seam methane gas processing plant anywhere near Broke and Bulga. AGL should take note of this in their plans.
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