Public input encouraged at gas pipeline meeting

Nexus Gas Transmission is the company constructing the pipeline

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public meeting Wednesday to talk about a proposed pipeline that would move natural gas from Columbiana County to Fulton County.

The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Elyria High School, 601 Middle Ave., Elyria, Ohio.

State officials will present details about the proposed 225-mile pipeline, which is being constructed by Nexus Gas Transmission. About 13.5 miles of that pipeline will go through Homeworth, Chambersburg, New Alexander and Hanoverton in Columbiana County.

This map illustrates the proposed route currently being evaluated for the NEXUS project. The route is current as of February 2016 and is subject to change.
This map illustrates the proposed route currently being evaluated for the NEXUS project. The route is current as of February 2016 and is subject to change.

 

Ohio EPA officials say discharges from the project could have the potential to impact the quality of streams and wetlands from the Mahoning County Watershed.

The Mahoning Watershed reaches the western half of Trumbull County, most of Mahoning county and the northwest portion of Columbiana County.

“Members of the public are welcome to give testimony to offer their thoughts and the ideas that they want to share about the proposed pipeline and specifically how that relates to the water quality,” James Lee, Ohio EPA spokesperson.

Anyone not able to attend the meeting can comment via mail or email through Oct. 26. AT Ohio EPA – DSW, Attention: Permits Processing Unit; Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049, or via email:epa.dswcomments@epa.ohio.gov.