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On this count, there is no debate. The pinelands pipeline will be the safest such pipeline constructed in the nation. Its proposed design exceeds the highest required standards set under the Federal Safety Pipeline Act guidelines in several very important areas.
Most importantly the pipeline, the vast majority of which will be built under the existing Route 49 right of way, is designed to lie four feet below grade, a third lower than required. Combine that fact with the proposed 24 hour 1Continual monitoring of pipeline pressure, and the ability to operate valves remotely, and you have a uniquely secure project. Additional inspections will occur on a monthly basis to verify no environmental disturbances occur.