Correcting Misinformation

Posted on January 23, 2015

As you may be aware, an article was published in the Tuesday, Dec. 9th Chronicle Herald titled, "Alton project neighbour fears huge blast". The article is very concerning to us as misinformation was conveyed, which naturally caused concern for people in the area.

I would like to clarify that there is no risk of an explosion occurring in an underground natural gas storage cavern. Oxygen is a necessary element for a fire or explosion to occur, and there is no oxygen in an underground cavern.

The reporter made no attempt to contact Alton Natural Gas Storage or AltaGas to ask any questions or address the misinformation before the article was published. We have since had an opportunity to speak with the reporter to clarify information.

Alton Natural Gas Storage is an important project for Nova Scotia and it is critical that factual information be shared with neighbours and citizens. We take this responsibility very seriously and have published answers to frequently asked questions on our website, We will continue to update the website and frequently asked questions to ensure factual information is available.

If you have any additional questions about Alton Natural Gas Storage, please contact us at or (902) 639-0092.

Please also share this email with individuals you think would be interested in receiving information on the project or direct them to our website to sign-up to receive project information and updates.

David Birkett
Alton Natural Gas Storage

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