In 2007, Alton Gas applied to develop salt caverns to store natural gas and brine discharge infrastructure. The company plans to take water from the Shubenacadie River to hollow out the salt from the caverns, making room for natural gas to be stored. This would create a brine mixture that would be mixed with water in ponds next to the estuary before it is released back to the river. The proposal and environmental assessment did not include the construction of a natural gas pipeline, which means the overlapping effects of the full project could not be evaluated in whole.
Alton Gas Storage Project is an Unacceptable Risk
Wednesday, May 25, 2016