Pendleton Action Team
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Founded in 1992, the Pendleton Action Team was responsible for the cleanup of the Frontier Chemical hazardous waste site. The original team members were rewarded for their extraordinary work for the community, and given awards of appreciation from the Town on September 28, 1993. The Team was successful in the cleanup and capping of the area in November 1996 and now is a Superfund site monitored by the DEC regularly.
The Pendleton Action Team has re-energized with some new members along with the some of the original team to fight the current proposition from National Fuel's Northern Access Pipeline and Compressor project.
The Northern Access Project 2016 has proposed to expand the existing pipeline from 16" to a 24" high-pressured pipeline for 4 miles. The tie-in will be just 4,500 feet from the central school campus. In addition, the pipeline will run parallel to the Frontier Chemical Hazardous Superfund site. The cap was installed in 1996 and is well underway to being settled. If it is disturbed during the construction, our town could be the next Love Canal.
Along this new expanded pipeline will be a 22,214 horsepower natural gas compressor station. The station is much larger than other towns have approved. The compressor station will be located directly in a residential neighborhood with homes less than 850 feet away from the proposed location. The compressor station will not be staffed, it will be controlled by sensors and a computer. The chimney stacks are 50' tall and will be visible from the road.
We are a mix of residential and farming community on the Erie Canal with a recreational focus. This compressor station belongs in an industrial area not in an area that is zoned Residential. There are many farm animals surrounding the proposed area. We have a pair of Bald Eagles nesting in our town, along with many other wild animals.
To ensure residents a good quality of life, living in a safe community.