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New Concerns on LPG Storage

Written By: Tanja Rekhi
New Concerns on LPG Storage

WATKINS GLEN (WENY) -- Opponents of liquid gas storage on Seneca Lake are calling on the county for plans in the event of an emergency.
     They're worried about potential environmental hazards of Kansas-Based Inergy Midstream's plans on storing liquid petroleum gas in former underground salt caverns close to Seneca Lake.
     "All I can say is that if Schuyler County is prepared to meet the challenges of an emergency that occurs at this facility, where is the plan," said Activist, Jeremy Alderson.
     Opponents put in requests for emergency plans to county leaders and say they aren't satisfied with what they got back.
     "The county has no jurisdictional role with this," said Schuyler Co. Administrator, Timothy O'Hearn. "We certainly have concerns for public safety and make every effort to make sure that on all fronts, the public safety concerns are addressed and our public is protected."
     The DEC is currently reviewing Inergy Midstream's application.