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August 29, 2013
HUGHESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The Department of Environmental Protection says tests near a natural gas compressor plant in eastern Pennsylvania don't show excessive levels of nitrogen oxide pollution.
In January the Clean Air Council reported that the plant could be a serious source of air pollution, but that study was based on computer modeling, not actual tests. The plant, which collects natural gas from wells and sends it to pipelines, is located in Hughesville, just outside Williamsport.
Council executive director Joe Minott says the question now is why the two different studies are so far apart. Minott notes that the DEP testing was done for just four days in July.
DEP says the compressor station was operating at normal capacity and they didn't tell the company that the tests were going on.
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