Expert: Port Dolphin LNG Terminal No Threat to Onshore Residents

Professor Jerry Havens of the University of Arkansas told the Tampa Bay Tribune Tuesday that the Port Dolphin LNG project proposed for 28 miles offshore Tampa Bay would not pose a threat to Florida’s coastal population, saying “[t]here is not any event that I can imagine that could occur that far offshore that could affect anybody onshore.” Professor Havens said that a significant spill and fire could create dangerous temperatures as far away as one to three miles, but that the risk of serious injury is minimal.

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