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Quality of air tested near NEXUS pipeline


MEDINA — Sustainable Medina County, a grassroots group that unsuccessfully tried to stop the NEXUS pipeline and compressor station in Guilford Township, hosted a public meeting Thursday night about environmental testing at the station.

Sustainable Medina County and residents have expressed concerns about the toxins that may be emitted once the compressor station, which helps propels gas through the 36-inch diameter pipeline, goes online in October.

Kandi Sedinger and her husband, Al, live about a half-mile from the compressor station.

“It’s a little slice of heaven,” Kandi Sedinger said. “But it looks like it’s not going to be like that much longer.”

“You’re not going to stop the money,” Al Sedinger added.

Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project conducted baseline testing of air quality at the compressor site, 8707 Guilford Road, last October for $19,500.

Nathan Ribar, the environmental health educator at Southwest, said the organization tested acetone, chloromethane, dichlorodifluromethane, naphthalene and formaldehyde levels within a few miles of the compressor station.

Four separate samples were taken and the results came back the same each time:

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