Concerns Over Atlanta Gas Light Pipeline Linger

posted Feb 12, 2014, 12:41 PM by DECA Atlanta   [ updated May 15, 2015, 8:06 AM ]
– Residents in the area newly annexed to the City of Chamblee continue to express concern about the questionable siting and condition of the Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) natural gas pipeline and associated regulator/pigging station constructed near the intersection of Buford Highway and Clairmont Road. A new 24” diameter pipeline has been constructed in a right-of-way originally intended for and carrying a smaller pipeline with much less pressure.

Homes in the area are therefore subjected to a proportionally increased risk. Despite earlier assurances from AGL that this regulator station would not be a venting station, it clearly has vent stacks as well as a flare.

Although this specific installation is of local concern, the indiscriminate siting of pipelines and appurtenances in densely populated areas has become a highly publicized national issue. Concerned groups have sprung up all over the country to promote greater pipeline safety.