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Friday, May 11, 2018

Some Bowling Green Residents Are Scared of the NEXUS Pipeline

From the Sentinel-Tribune:
A citizen’s concerns about how the Nexus pipeline would be monitored prompted discussion at Monday’s Bowling Green City Council meeting. 
During the lobby visitation portion of the meeting, resident Brad Holmes requested a more official proclamation from council or other city officials regarding plans to monitor the Nexus pipeline project.

“It think it would be remiss to not address those concerns,” he said, because Nexus “is reality, it’s happening.”

The $2 billion Nexus project, which would run near the city’s water treatment plant, brought out concerns that the proximity of the project to the Bowling Green fault and the city’s water intake on the Maumee River could pose risks such as seismic activity or water contamination. The issue was a major topic of discussion and debate throughout 2017, and was an impetus for a charter amendment initiative which, though it ultimately failed at the ballot box in November, spurred a legal case that went all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court. Holmes was involved in the amendment initiative.
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