3762326294?profile=RESIZE_710x20190610 Article Borger Safety Upgrades.pdf

“We created a 3-way win for all parties involved with Borger: the local community, the NYS DEC and Dominion Energy,” states Katie Quinn-Jacobs. “We are pleased that we were able to successfully lobby Dominion to make these important safety upgrades through community involvement and the efforts of the Town of Dryden board. It’s a good example of how industry, government and community residents can work together for the benefit of all parties.” Katie Quinn-Jacobs, MOF Tompkins and Dryden Safety & Preparedness committee member.

Article describes how MOF Tompkins pursued elements of a safety plank they created for Borger Station (Borger), a natural gas compressor station in Ellis Hollow owned by Dominion Energy.  Ellis Hollow is a hamlet located outside of Ithaca, NY. 

Safety plank includes:

  • Replacement of outdated and leaky equipment at Borger, resluting in more than 90% reduction of key emissions;
  • Establishment of a subscription for Borger on the Tompkins County public notification system, Swift 911, to alert community residents about gas blowdown events;
  • Air quality monitoring program in Ellis Hollow
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