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June 21, 2013

Public meeting on Seaway, Pegasus pipelines announced

Corsicana — A public meeting to discuss the Seaway and Pegasus pipelines will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the Corsicana Public Library. The pipelines both run through Navarro County and Richland Chambers Lake, transporting tar sand south to Houston.

Both companies have experienced major leaks over the last three years, in Arkansas and Illinois.

Seaway has announced it will be replacing an old pipe running through Navarro County with two new 36 inch pipes.

Organizers of the meeting, Phil Krejci and Barbara Lawrence, invite the public to come learn more about tar sands, the hazardous chemicals used to dilute them, how damage to pipelines is monitored, how the pipes are maintained, how leaks are detected and what happens should a spill occur.

Representatives of the companies, the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Navarro County Office of Emergency Management, the Texas Railroad Commission, Exxon, Public Citizen and the Tarrant Regional Water District have been invited to attend the meeting.

 

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