BOSTON (CBS) – Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren are calling for an immediate stop of work at the Weymouth gas compressor station. It comes after another emergency shutdown Wednesday.
“An emergency leak is unacceptable, and we ask that you fulfill your responsibility and conduct an investigation into this issue to protect public safety,” the senators wrote in a letter to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.READ MORE: 3 People Rescued From Rip Currents At Salisbury Beach; DCR Issues Warning
Earlier in the month — a mechanical issue forced the emergency release of natural gas. The whole facility is scheduled to go online Thursday.READ MORE: Worcester Unveils Statue Of Celtics Legend Bob Cousy
Congressman Stephen Lynch is calling to revoke federal approval of the site, “due to the repetitive occurrence of these extremely dangerous events.” Lynch said the compressor station poses a threat to Weymouth, Quincy, Abington and Braintree residents, as well as surrounding communities.MORE NEWS: Boston Marks Juneteenth With Celebration In Nubian Square
The company behind the project – Enbridge- has always maintained the safety of the facility.