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Public meetings set to discuss pipeline

RICHMOND — Two public meetings have been scheduled to educate local landowners about potential impacts from the Falcon Pipeline that is currently being constructed through Carroll, Harrison and Jefferson counties.

This pipeline will not be used for energy generation but will be used to transport hydrocarbons to the Shell Ethane Cracker plant currently being constructed in Monaca.

These meetings will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 19 at Edison High School, 9890 state Route 152, and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Puskarich Public Library, 200 E. Market St.

Construction of the pipeline is already under way and will continue through next summer. Landowners whose property lies along the route of this pipeline, as well as anyone who is interested in learning more about the possible effects of pipeline construction, are welcome to attend the meetings. They are being hosted by Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services, a nonprofit law firm.

Topics will include who to call and when to call them for situations such as well water contamination, erosion and sedimentation, changes to the landscape and documenting and reporting issues. Attendees will also be able to view maps of undermining, wetlands and the pipeline route in relation to their property.

Refreshments will be served and child care is available upon request. All are welcome to attend.

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