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Sunoco Logistics Pipeline work continues despite steps taken to stop it

By David Barr davidbarr@pressandjournal.com
Posted 8/9/17

Progress continues to be made on the Sunoco Logistics Pipeline in Lower Swatara Township.

Work was being completed in late July in the area in between Oberlin Road and North Union Street. The …

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Sunoco Logistics Pipeline work continues despite steps taken to stop it

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Progress continues to be made on the Sunoco Logistics Pipeline in Lower Swatara Township.

Work was being completed in late July in the area in between Oberlin Road and North Union Street. The work that was being completed is known as trench construction.

According to Jeff Shields, communications manager for Sunoco Logistics, trench construction is where pipe is laid out and welded next to the trench before it is lowered into the trench and backfilled with dirt.

Trench construction is one of three types of construction taking place with the Sunoco Logistics Pipeline. The other two are road boring and horizontal directional drilling.

Currently, horizontal drilling activity has been suspended pending the outcome of a hearing before the Environmental Hearing Board.

In an email on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 8, Shields said the hearing was postponed from Monday, Aug. 7 to Wednesday Aug. 9 and is supposed to last three days.

Because the work taking place in Lower Swatara Township does not involve horizontal drilling, the progress was able to continue locally.

Shields added that crews will continue to do traditional trench construction and road boring throughout the county.

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