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Wellesley Public Forum on Gas Leaks

March 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Do you ever smell gas when walking or driving around Wellesley? Wellesley has nearly 200 gas leaks from pipelines under our streets. Click here for a map. Leaking gas poses a risk to our safety, our health and our environment; as ratepayers, we are all paying for this wasted gas. The Board of Selectmen is co-sponsoring a Public Forum on Gas Leaks in Wellesley on Tuesday, March 21, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM, in the Wakelin Room, Wellesley Free Library, to learn more about gas leaks and how the town is working to address them. The Selectmen will preside over a panel discussion featuring gas leak experts, a representative from National Grid and town officials. Registration is encouraged, please sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WellesleyGasLeaks

Featured speakers:
● Dr. Nathan Phillips, Boston University, speaking on the extent of the gas leaks and the environmental impact
● Audrey Schulman, Home Energy Efficiency Team, speaking about how towns and utility companies can improve coordination on leak repair, and how to identify high volume leaks
● Dr. Regina LaRocque, Mass General Hospital, addressing the impact of gas leaks on human health
● Sue Fleck, National Grid, discussing the gas company’s plans for leak repair in Wellesley

Other Gas Leaks Forum co-sponsors are State Rep. Alice Peisch, State Senator Cynthia Creem, State Senator Richard Ross, Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, Sustainable Energy Committee, Health Department, and Sustainable Wellesley. Additional gas leak information is available on the NRC website http://www.wellesleyma.gov/Pages/WellesleyMA_NRC/index or email questions to [email protected].