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Public voices concern on gas storage

5 years ago March 10, 2010 Mar 10, 2010 Wednesday, March 10 2010 Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:29:26 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

Dozens of residents and salt miners spoke out against plans to build a natural gas storage facility in the Cote Blanche salt dome at a public hearing.

Henry Gas Storage hopes to build four natural gas caverns in the dome and construct about 12 miles of new natural gas pipelines in the area.

Tuesday's hearing, hosted by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, was part of the permitting process the company must go through in order to begin the project.

Henry Gas Storage chief executive officer Mike McCall said project is safe and would have a significant economic impact to St. Mary and Iberia parishes of $500 million over four years.

Veteran miner Scott Fountain said the gas caverns "put miners' lives at risk."

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