The following information was shared this afternoon by a company spokesman with Dominion Transmission (DTI), who said, “We apologize for any inconvenience this may have had on you or your family members. We want to assure you that at no time were you or other residents in any danger. DTI’s No. 1 focus every day is to provide a safe environment for its employees, and for customers and landowners who reside near our facilities. “
To allow for safe welding and other routine repairs at the station on Glen Eden Road, Dominion Transmission has vented a small amount of natural gas from its facility. The company assures area residents that this natural gas will dissipate into the atmosphere safely.
The company will continue to work with authorities throughout the repair process, which is scheduled for completion no later than June 13.
Local residents may smell additional odors during the installation of new equipment, but again, should not be concerned. The work is being performed by well-qualified DTI personnel. The natural gas odor will continue to dissipate and become less noticeable as it continues to mix with the atmosphere while moving downwind.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Cranberry Township Public Safety Director, Jeffrey Schueler, (724) 776-5180 x 1408.