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Compressor station threatens Weymouth’s health and safety

Op-ed by Greater Boston PSR’s Anna Linakis Baker and Dr. Regina LaRocque | The Patriot Ledger

As leaders of Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility – an organization with expertise in public health and emergency response – we are alarmed by the health and safety risks of this proposed facility. Compressor stations release a slew of dangerous air pollutants, including lung- and heart-damaging particulate matter and cancer-causing chemicals such as benzene and formaldehyde. These pollutants would be carried by prevailing winds directly into greater Boston.

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