On June 8, 2023, a public forum will be held on the ongoing safety and operational concerns of the Eversource Liquefied Natural Gas plant on Wilson Street.
The meeting was scheduled in response to concerns town residents have expressed about the age of the storage tanks, air quality and overall security of the plant. Representatives of Eversource, as well as members of the Select Board, are expected to attend.
A recent article published in HopNews explored the history of the LNG plant and the associated risks to nearby residents, particularly due to a failed vapor mitigation system installed in Legacy Farms North. Subsequently parts of the mitigation system have been repaired by the Legacy Farms Landowners Association. Residents continue to have questions about the age of the plant, the air quality permit on file with Mass DEP (which expired in 2017) and the onsite security that protects the facility.
The meeting will be held June 8 from 6:30 – 8:30 at Faith Community Church in Hopkinton, 146 East Main Street. All members of the public are encouraged to attend.
Catch up on this topic:
>> RELATED: Legacy Farms Residents at Risk from Failed Mitigation System
>> RELATED: Security at the LNG facility
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>> RELATED: Watch: HopNews interviews Eversource on Safety and Security of Hopkinton LNG Facility
I know that a similar LNG plant in Salem MA has a has a double chainlink perimeter fence set up. That inside fence sounds a loud alarm if contacted. It doesn’t appear that that the Hopkinton facility has a double fence line and this no contact alarm. Why not equal security in LNG plants?