Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Boback calls for investigation into Chapin Dehydration Plant

April 10. 2014 9:10AM
Times Leader Staff

Story Tools
PrintPrint | E-MailEMail | SaveSave | Hear Generate QR Code QR
Send to Kindle

HARRISBURG — Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) today wrote to Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Secretary Christopher Abruzzo, calling for an immediate investigation into the Chapin Dehydration Plant, located in Monroe Township, Wyoming County. Fire crews were called to the scene Monday night while plant workers worked to relight a flare used to evaporate moisture inside.

According to officials from the Department of Environmental Protection, the flare is one of the final steps of natural gas dehydration. During the process, glycol is heated in order to eliminate moisture from the natural gas.

“People who live near this plant are very concerned,” Boback said. “One constituent claims to have been awakened to see smoke rising from the plant, which caused an intense odor.”

Boback’s letter calls for a complete investigation and inspection of the plant to ensure the safety of residents.

“This is the fourth shut-off at this plant in the past three months,” Boback said. “Enough is enough. Residents need to feel safe and secure in their homes.”

comments powered by Disqus Commenting Guidelines
Mortgage Minute

Search for New & Used Cars

Used New All

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just the home you want!

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just what you need!

Search Pet Classifieds
Dogs Cats Other Animals

Social Media/RSS
Times Leader on Twitter
Times Leader on Youtube
Times Leader on Google+
The Times Leader on Tumblr
The Times Leader on Pinterest
Times Leader RSS Feeds