Proposed Frazer Compressor Adds to Pennsylvania Air Pollution Debate
Puko, Timothy, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
If Frazer gets a compressor station, it would be one of nearly 400 across the state complicating the state's air pollution challenge.
Pennsylvania has 385 compressor stations, most used for gas produced in the shale drilling boom, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. The stations, which compress gas to get it to move through pipelines, release air pollutants that compound the state's long-standing ozone problem.
"By itself, this compressor station is a relatively, truly minor source of pollution," said Jim Thompson, manager of Allegheny County's Air Quality Program, which is studying a permit application for a compressor station in …
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