A boisterous crowd of nearly 600 packed the Waterville Primary Community Room on Wednesday night for a state environmental hearing on the compressor station NEXUS Gas Transmission wants to build in Waterville Township along Moosman Drive, south of Neapolis Waterville Road.
All 450 seats were taken and well over 100 people stood in the back and along the sides of the room, which has a 680-person capacity. Nearly all available street parking within a half-mile was taken.
“We are kind of pushing the comfort of the fire marshal with the large crowd we have tonight,” the hearing moderator, Mike Settles, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency public involvement coordinator, said as he asked people to find seats when they became available.
The agency didn’t initially plan a hearing in this area, then agreed to have one after learning of the high demand for one.Read more by clicking here.
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