Ohio EPA Issues Pipeline Water Quality Permit

(Bowling Green, OH) State regulators issue a water quality permit for a controversial pipeline over the objections of Northwest Ohio leaders. 

The Ohio EPA admits construction of the NEXUS natural gas pipeline could result in a change of water quality in some communities, but the regulatory agency emphasizes it will be watching closely. Bowling Green officials are concerned about the pipeline being located so close to its community water supply and what will happen. 

Swanton-area property owners also have expressed concern about water quality. The permit says the NEXUS pipeline "may affect drinking water wells and potable water intakes", but states prior to construction, NEXUS must be in contact with local city and/or village officials and must take precautions to protect the drinking water. 

The  $2 billion pipeline will cris-cross Erie, Sandusky, Wood, Lucas, Henry and Fulton counties. 

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