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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Codey, Kean oppose proposed Pilgrim Pipeline


Proposed pipeline would pass near environmentally sensitive
Cushing Road Retention Basin.
The proposed Pilgrim Pipeline controversy continues to ooze toward Plainfield as Senators Richard Codey (D-West Orange) and Tom Kean Jr. (R-Westfield) jointly propose a resolution opposing the building of the pipeline (see Ledger item here).

Their effort would block the pipeline (about which I wrote earlier here) planned to connect a Linden refinery with an Albany, NY distribution terminal.

If allowed to proceed through Somerset and Union counties, the pipeline is expected to make use of the right-of-way under the PSEG high tension lines that run parallel to Terrill Road.

That would put the Cushing Road Retention Basin in harm's way in case of an environmental incident. The retention basin is a natural wetlands area and gives rise to the Robinson Brook, one of the headwaters of the Rahway River, as I also have noted before (see here).

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