The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

 
 

Are you willing to become an acceptable risk?

 

April 9, 2014



To The Eagle:

What is it like to live near an LNG (liquefied natural gas) storage tank? Ask the families of Plymouth, WA who were evacuated from their homes this week. Emergency responders evacuated a two mile radius around the leaking LNG storage tank caused by a natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion. Let's see - what lies within two miles of the six times larger LNG terminal proposed for Warrenton, OR? Warrenton Elementary School, Coryell's Child Care Center, Warrenton Head Start, Fred Myer and the Warrenton Volunteer Fire Department.

If I lived in Warrenton I would be asking city and state officials some important questions - why should we be exposed to this kind of risk? So corporations thousands of miles from here can export fossil fuels to China and make millions? What do locals get besides some shiny new fire trucks that can only stand by and watch it burn from two miles away? Are you willing to be an "acceptable risk"?

Ted Messing, Astoria, OR

 

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