Do you ever smell gas when you are walking or driving around Wellesley? If so — it’s likely that you are getting a whiff of one of the 200-plus gas leaks in our town. Sustainable Wellesley is co-sponsoring a town forum on gas leaks with the Board of Selectmen, Natural Resources Commission, Sustainable Energy Committee, and State Senator Cynthia Creem. Join us Tuesday, March 21, 7 – 8:30 pm, at the Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room learn more about these leaks, their harmful effects on the environment and human health, and what’s being done to address them. A representative from National Grid is also expected to attend. Click here to let us know you are coming!
- Dr. Nathan Phillips, Boston University, speaking on the extent of the gas leaks and the environmental impact
- Audrey Schulman, Home Energy Efficiency Team, speaking about how towns and utility companies can improve coordination on leak repair, and how to find high volume leaks
- Dr. Regina LaRocque, Mass General Hospital, addressing the impact of gas leaks on human health
- Representative from National Grid describing the approach the company is taking with leak repairs in Wellesley
MORE: Gas leaks map