Metro health officials hear concerns about Joelton gas compressor

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – It was a packed house Wednesday at a public hearing about a gas compressor coming to the Joelton area of Nashville.

Metro’s health department held the hearing to get feedback from residents. So many people showed up, many had to stand.

The gas compressor would pump natural gas from West Virginia to the Gulf Coast.

Norma Harvison, who has lived in Joelton her whole life, told News 2 she is worried about pollution and noise.

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(Photo: WKRN)

“We just got a new park out there, we got a place for children to play, and this is just the air pollution we are concerned about, because it’s going to sound like four locomotives,” she told News 2.

Kinder Morgan says laws require them to make sure the noise is no louder than 55 decibels, which is equivalent to a quiet conversation.

The company bought nearly 80 acres of property and say they would leave tress around it to buffer the sound.

If everything goes through, construction would begin in December. Metro’s health department is taking comments until next week.

You can submit your comments to the Metro Public Health Department’s Pollution Control Division at 2500 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville TN 37209.

You can also email with the subject line: TGP – Public Comment. All comments must be received by Aug. 3.

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