OccupyThePipeline, a grassroots nonprofit organization, produced a video earlier this year about the dangers associated with this new pipeline. They point out the health risks associated with radon exposure and potential explosions. Check out the video here:
Supporters of the pipeline, however, argue that the amount of radon present would pose no real health risk to New York City residents. When asked about radon exposure, Spectra stated, "the sample analyses clearly show that the radon levels in the natural gas are low and will cause no significant health risk."
|The Spectra Pipeline would enter Manhattan in the West Village|
The Sane Energy Project is working with New York State Assembly member Linda Rosenthal to pass a bill requiring Con Edison and National Grid to monitor radon levels periodically. This legislation would also require the pipeline to shut down if radon levels get too high. The Sane Energy Product plans to test radon levels in homes in the 5 boroughs this upcoming winter.
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