Check out Mothers Out Front Newton’s exhibit at the Newton Library in March. The exhibit kicks off the 2022 campaign for Triage and Transition — to reduce risk, pollution and waste from Newton’s 649 unrepaired gas leaks and promote clean energy, efficiency and conservation.
The display promotes MOFN’s key message of “Use Less, Green the Rest,” and safe, clean, green ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn how to be part of the solution on the Mothers Out Front Newton website.
Is there a leak near your home or school? Grade 1 leaks are potentially explosive. They must be repaired immediately. Grade 2 leaks are considered non-hazardous, but could become hazardous in the near future. Grade 3 leaks are considered non-hazardous. They are required to be repaired or eliminated within 8 years.
Many of Newton’s gas leaks are large volume super gushers that have “Significant Environmental Impact (SEI).” They measure at least 2,000 square feet, about the size of a tennis court. Some have been leaking for years, and ratepayers foot the bill, paying the utilities millions of dollars to cover the lost gas.