“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- Replacement of outdated and leaky equipment at Borger, resluting in more than 90% reduction of key emissions;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