On November 16, an underwater pipe carrying natural gas began leaking into the Raritan River. In the amateur video above, water south of the railroad bridge can be seen bubbling and an underwater view shows the source is a pipe under the river. The kayaker that shot this video reported it to the New Brunswick Fire Department who referred it PSE&G.
Kristine Lloyd, of PSE&G’s Media Relations department, said in an email statement that the leak poses no threat to the public or environment and is currently under investigation with plans to repair it in development.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Lawrence Hajna stated the N.J. DEP would not be involved unless there were impacts to air or water quality.
New Brunswick city Mayor Jim Cahill’s office directed all inquiries to PSE&G. Representatives from the borough of Highland Park had not responded to a voicemail at the time of publishing.
This is a developing story. Check back soon for updates.