Propane storage plan on shoreline draws opposition

MADISON, Conn. (AP) — A proposal to store propane gas in a Connecticut shoreline community is drawing opposition from local residents.

Global Companies LLC wants to build a wholesale propane distribution plant in Clinton. Residents of Madison across the river are protesting.

The New Haven Register reports that the proposal is to develop six acres on a 37-acre site. The propane would be delivered by rail and stored in 12 45,000-gallon tanks.

Diane Whitney, a lawyer for Global Companies, said a portion of the building is in deplorable shape and will be demolished.

The facility would operate from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., six days a week and supply propane to up to 20 delivery trucks a day during peak hours in the winter. Opponents say they’re concerned about traffic.

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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

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