The centerpoint Gas Station in South Boston has a long history of gas leaks.
In the 1970s, the station was a gas supplier for the city.
When the gas station was shuttered, the city tried to buy the gas line, but the city did not get a contract.
When a new gas station opened at the site in 2003, the new owner, Joe Siena, bought the gas lines from the old company.
Siena said he did not think the leaks would cause an issue and that the city is paying him to do his best to clean the station up.
Ed DeBartolo, D-Mass., and David Cicilline, D, R-Rome, have introduced legislation to fix the leak problem.
In a joint letter sent to President Barack Obama on Friday, they called on the president to order a new inspection of the leaky lines and to approve a plan to replace the old lines.
“It’s a shame that we have yet to see a fix to this issue,” DeBARTOLO and CicILLINE wrote.
“While this is a small problem, it is an important one for all of us.”
Sienas office said it would not comment on the senators’ letter.
A statement from the city said that while it’s not clear how much the leak would cost, it could be a substantial cost.
Shennan said he was confident that the company would be able to do the work to get the lines fixed.
Sessions said he has directed the city’s public works department to work with the Department of Public Works to work out a cost estimate and to provide the owners with a list of the gas stations where the leaks have occurred.SENATE GOVERNOR AND PRESIDENT OBAMA CALL FOR NEW TANK FOR BRIDGEGOVERNOR SESQUIA SAYS HE IS INVITED TO TEST THE LINE FOR LOSS OF POWERThe mayor and the president have both been invited to test the lines for loss of power.
The president is also asking for the new gas line to be inspected by a private contractor.
Spencer said he expects the city will be able do the repair work in two to three weeks.
He said he plans to send a team of inspectors to the site.SCHOOL EXITS IN BRIDGEWATER TO PICK UP TAXPAYER IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASESSEPTEMBER 16, 2017The City Council of Boston, the Boston Public Schools and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue have all announced that they will not renew their contracts for the Boston Waterfront Authority, which operates the city-owned water service and manages the city water system.
The contracts are worth about $1.5 billion and run through 2020.
The authority has been in trouble since 2014, when the state Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the authority had a duty to investigate claims of sexual harassment and assault made by former employees.
The authority, which serves the downtown area, will not be able pay the $600,000 in legal fees that were sought by a local lawyer.
The district attorney in the case was paid by the authority.
The mayor also said that the state of Massachusetts will not allow the authority to use the water supply as part of a settlement to resolve a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former employee who was fired after he reported a sexual harassment complaint.
The governor’s office issued a statement saying the governor’s “thoughts and prayers are with the victims of sexual violence in the Waterfront and across Massachusetts.”
The Waterfront has said that it is considering the possibility of ending the authority’s contract, which was due to expire in 2023.
The Waterfront, which has operated the water service for nearly 30 years, said in a statement that it would have to evaluate options for its future operations and determine whether it could continue to operate.
The Boston Waterworks Authority, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the New England Regional Water Authority are all also being reviewed for possible termination.
The MBTA says it has not yet received any request for a review.