The Proposed Plan
The Williams Company as part of the Northeast Supply Enhancement project is proposing to add about 35 miles of pipeline and new compression to its existing Transco pipeline system. This includes a new gas compressor station in South Brunswick - Franklin township area.
The company said the additional pipe transmission route and compression station is estimated to provide an additional 400 cubic feet of natural gas to serve greater demand in the northeast, including about 1.8 million customers in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Long Island and Queens.
Williams is proposing building the Greenfield Compressor Station 206 on one of two potential sites off Route 27.
Option B is a Super Fund site (highly contaminated land under EPA control).
We talked to Williams Co representatives at their open house meeting on June 28th and came to know that the company had considered two more sites for the compression station. One was closer to George Washington historic site and the other one was near wetlands. The company ruled out both the options because of potential hurdles they may face due to the environmental impact the station may have on the wet lands and the historic site.
It seems to us that Williams company is pushing for Option A and Option B without any consideration for the negative impact it will have on the human lives.