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I-Team: Pipeline Project Problems

 LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Mud, dirt, and debris-- just some of the problems caused by a natural gas pipeline project-- with little or no help from the company in charge of the work-- according to the people living near the work being done in Luzerne County's Back Mountain.

       Many of those residents reached out to the I-Team for help.  Lead Investigator and Mehalshick with the story. 

  "There has been mud all over the roads. Rocks that come out from the rock aprons."  Said Bob Pace, Lake Township Supervisor

And that is just the beginning so say people who live and drive near the ongoing natural gas pipeline project. The Williams company is supervising the project which is part of the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline that will deliver natural gas to utility companies all over the East Coast but in recent weeks residents say the work has left their streets one big mess..

 

  "It started out with big clumps of mud rock three inch and 4 inch rocks that get stuck between the wheels of triaxles coming out of the construction area." Said Pace.

 And we saw that on Gordon Road...where work on the pipeline is ongoing. People who live here say it's been a nightmare.

  

 But several miles away we did find street sweepers on Loyalville Road cleaning up the mud and debris...

 

Brian Agnew lives near the pipeline work and says he has no problems.

 But Lake Township Supervisor Bob Pace says this is the exception and not the rule. 

 A spokesman for the Williams Company sent a statement to the I-Team which reads in   "We take seriously the concerns raised by Lake Township and its residents related to our construction activities......We have addressed the issue on multiple occasions with our construction contractor and we sincerely regret that this issue has not been satisfactorily addressed." source: Williams Company Spokesperson  


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