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"Bluegrass Pipeline Safeguards In Place," says official

Williams & Boardwalk Pipeline and Kentucky.com

A spokesman for the planned Bluegrass Pipeline says Kentuckians shouldn’t fear the project.

The eleven hundred mile pipeline will carry natural gas by-products from Pennsylvania to the Gulf Coast, crossing through Kentucky in the process. A number of state residents are protesting against the project, saying it could create environmental hazards.

However, Tom Droege says there will be several safeguards in place to make sure there are no such problems.

“The Bluegrass Pipeline will be monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from a pipeline control center that can detect drops in pressure so that in the rare circumstance that there would be a leak, we would be able to detect that and shut off that portion of the line.”  --Tom Droege

Plans call for the pipeline to enter Kentucky near the Pendleton-Bracken County line. Droege says the project will create five to six thousand jobs, with many of them going to local residents. He adds the pipeline will create revenue for the counties it runs through, since it will be taxed.

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