Presentation on ELCON Treatment Plant Proposal
The Delaware Riverkeeper Network is giving a presentation on the Elcon chemical hazardous waste proposal which threatens the Delaware River and drinking water for millions of people.
Wednesday, October 11th at 6:30PM
Student Center (Rm 104)
Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor Township, NJ 08550
The Elcon treatment and storage facility is being proposed for Falls Township, PA.. If Elcon’s proposal is approved, 195,000 tons of chemical hazardous waste will be transported every year to a site that is located less than ½ mile from the Delaware River. It is hydrologically-connected with streams and wetlands to the Biles Creek, which flows into the Delaware. The Philadelphia Water Department research shows that a spill at Elcon would force drinking water intakes to be turned off for up to 4 days. Elcon is not a land use is not water-dependent, so why build it next to the drinking water supply for millions of people in South Jersey, Bucks County and Philadelphia? It just doesn’t make sense.
Please come out to hear the current status of the PADEP permit and ask questions. Tell your friends and family to come along too, especially if you know people in Falls Township.
Pizza will be served.
RSVP to: Kipatthesierraclub@gmail.com.
For more information, contact:
Fred Stine, Citizen Action Coordinator
(215.369.1188 x 113)