Impact in Densely Populated Jersey City Would Be Catastrophic
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and other city officials today reiterated concerns about the construction of a natural gas pipeline in Jersey City following Thursday night’s devastating pipeline explosion in a suburb of San Francisco.
“We have repeatedly expressed our concerns about Spectra Energy running a high-pressure natural gas pipeline through our city, and what happened yesterday in San Bruno brings those fears to a new level,” said Mayor Healy. “While the incident in California is still under investigation, the explosion there claimed several lives, injured many, and leveled dozens of homes. If this type of explosion were to happen in a city our size, we cannot begin to comprehend the level of devastation, destruction and loss of life. It would be catastrophic.” Continue reading Natural Gas Pipeline in California Suburb Highlights Safety Concerns Expressed by Jersey City Officials