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Callous disregard for neighbors of proposed Weymouth compressor

Protesters held signs at the entrance to the Fore River Bridge, in Weymouth.
Protesters held signs at the entrance to the Fore River Bridge, in Weymouth. (PAT GREENHOUSE/GLOBE STAFF /FILE 2016)

Re “Echoes of Flint in Mass.” by Aimee Ortiz (Ideas, May 26): I wonder if I was the only one struck by the parallels between the siting of the proposed compressor station in Weymouth and the siting of the ill-fated molasses tank that ruptured in the North End in early 1919. The chances for an even more catastrophic event seem high in the Weymouth neighborhood, but the notion of putting a dangerous industrial enterprise in close proximity to less-well-heeled neighbors sounds familiar. The statute of limitations on callousness doesn’t run out at 100 years.

Dave Estep

Beverly