Activist-backed study reveals safety risks from pipelines in Delaware, Chester counties

September 4, 2018

By Staff

The odds of a resident of Delaware or Chester counties who lives near Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline dying in an explosion are about one in 81,000, according to a grassroots-funded study. For context, that’s a probability sandwiched between dying in a car crash (one in 8,513) and from complications in a medical procedure (one in 125,000).

Still, the findings–the first quantitative analysis of the risk presented by Mariner East 2 and its brethren buried throughout the suburban counties–are vindicating local activists and other longtime pipeline critics.

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