Concern over Sabal Trail grows after Colonial Pipeline explosion

Concern over Sabal Trail grows after Colonial Pipeline explosion
The project will pump gas from central Alabama to central Florida. (Source: WALB)
The project will pump gas from central Alabama to central Florida. (Source: WALB)

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - A pipeline explosion in Alabama has many people worried about the pipeline being built across south Georgia.

Construction on the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline started in September.

The controversial project will pump gas from central Alabama to central Florida.

Residents are even more worried now about the possible dangers of the pipeline.

"I mean it concerns me a little bit. An accident can happen anywhere and anytime," said resident Wesley Johnson.

The Sabal Trail is a joint venture by Spectra Energy and Duke Energy.

The Director of Stakeholder Outreach for Spectra Energy Andrea Grove said that she understands the citizens' concerns.

Grove released the following statement addressing the issue:

It is important to note that the Colonial gasoline line and the Sabal trail natural gas transmission line carry two very different products. Sabal Trail will have personnel living and working in the area who will observe the pipeline on a daily basis and keep it safe.

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