Mold and Pipeline issues

There’s already a toxic mold soup in the Rockaways.

Is it a bad thing or a good thing that a new chain of natural gas pipelines running from the Rockaway peninsula to Brooklyn has been delayed following Superstorm Sandy?

Ask yourself what will be the protection from a gas leak if one occurs during a future storm, or at all?

Should resources be spent on pipelines when the whole area is still coping with rebuilding–and is likely to be coping for a long time to come before everything is back to normal (if ever?)

Are isolation valves that could be activated remotely in the event of an emergency an adequate safeguard in the event of future storms?

Does the pipeline put the Gateway National Recreation Area at risk of being a superfund area if a leak occurs?

These questions need to be answered before the pipeline is underway.

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