TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Opponents of plans to build a high-pressure natural gas pipeline in northwestern Ohio say the proposed route takes it too close to a fault line.
A Bowling Green State University assistant professor who specializes in geology said this past week that the route south of Toledo is close to a fault line near the ground's surface. He says that's a bad place for a pipeline because of the fault's seismic potential.
NEXUS officials have told federal regulators the fault is nearly a half-mile below ground.
A company spokesman says the pipeline will be built safely and without any risk to the environment.