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      Proposed pipeline and compressor station brings out concerned residents

      The crowd came together at Eureka Baptist Church for a town meeting centered on the proposed Sabal natural gas pipeline and compressor station. / Stefanie Martinez


      Nearly 60 concerned residents are better informed on what a gas pipeline and compressor station could mean for their families and communities Tuesday night.

      The crowd came together at Eureka Baptist Church for a town meeting centered on the proposed Sabal natural gas pipeline and compressor station.

      The station, expected to be built on Newton Road and completed by 2017, would involve the 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th districts in Dougherty County.

      The main concerns of the gathered residents included the danger of a possible explosion, destruction of natural environment, ruined land, and pollution.

      The pipeline proposal is going through what is called the environmental planning process by federal officials.

      In order to fight the gas pipeline and compressor station, a petition was handed out to those in attendance.

      The South Dougherty Community League will hold another meeting on Tuesday August 19th at St. Mark's Church, located at 2425 Cherry Laurel Lane. The meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m.

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