September 17, 2013

Stop LPG Gas Storage at Seneca Lake

If you agree that it is insane to store a potentially toxic and volatile product on a fault line....


If you agree that the NY Finger Lakes Region are a valuable asset...
If you believe the facility and associated heavy industrial activity will undermine our region’s tourism-based economy and property values.....
If you believe such a high risk industry MUST provide exacting scientific study and evidence of it's safety record prior to development....
If you believe heavy industrialization of the Finger Lakes and Seneca Lake in particular is insane and not a viable option for NY State...
then join with Gas Free Seneca and
SIGN this petition and SHARE if you think that liquid natural gas facilities and earthquakes don’t mix: 
http://gasfreeseneca.com/?page_id=682

Salt cavern usage and gas have a documented history of do-not-do-this evidence.  The most recent and published site catastrophe is in  Bayou Corne Louisiana.  It is important to keep the dots connected on this issue with regards to HVHF, fracking, in nearby Pennsylvania.  The earthquake factor has a potential for increase as a result of the extreme drilling techniques taking place just south of our border.
  
Salt caverns have a troubled safety history when used to store either compressed natural gas or LPG. A 2004 analysis by industry insider John Hopper found them to be far more prone to catastrophic accidents than other more common underground storage options
 PostScript 9/19:  Had to smile that this months AAA travel magazine features exploring Watkins Glen and Seneca Lake!  Perfect timing to encourage travelers in NY to see the magnificence of this region!  And one other though: a stroll through either Watkins Glenn or even Letchworth State Park will provide you with an open view of what shale layers look like.  Just image blasting, horizontally, through a layer and predicting exactly where the methane will go?

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