Posted: September 10, 2015

LYNNFIELD — Potential impacts to the Ipswich River and its watershed due to the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company’s Northeast expansion project, which includes the Lynnfield Lateral, is the topic of an informational public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 7-9 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the Al Merritt Media and Cultural Center, 600 Market St., second floor, at MarketStreet Lynnfield.

According to Ipswich River Watershed Outreach Coordinator Cynthia Ingelfinger, the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company is proposing to construct a 24-inch high pressure gas transmission line in 2018 as part of a $5.4 billion Northeast expansion.

“This proposal affects 10 different neighborhoods in Lynnfield and includes new or modified meter stations in Lynnfield, Reading and Danvers. It would affect the Chestnut Street, Willis Lane, North Hill Drive and nearby areas,” she stated.

Three guest speakers will address the following topics on the evening’s agenda:

1. Impacts of the pipeline on the Ipswich River and the water supply – Wayne Castonguay, Executive Director of the Ipswich River Watershed Association.

2. Impacts of the pipeline meter station and alternatives to the Lynnfield Lateral – Rich Cohen, Co-Chair of The Pipeline Awareness Group.

3. The federal pipeline review process and how residents can participate – Cathy Kristofferson, Director, StopNED coalition.