Philadelphia Environmental Lawyers | Hazardous Waste Facility Rejected

Plan to Build a Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility Rejected

Philadelphia Environmental Lawyers Report that Plan to Build a Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility RejectedIn a major victory for community residents and the environment, a special session of the Falls Township Board of Supervisors, held on 4/30/19 in a packed auditorium at Pennsbury High School in Fairless Hills, PA, ended in an unanimous vote to reject the plan of Elcon, LLC to build a hazardous waste treatment facility within the township. The large facility, proposed for a site close to the Delaware River, would have handled 210,000 tons of hazardous materials annually. Opponents pointed out serious defects in the plan, including the serious risks the plant would pose for the Delaware (the source of drinking water for millions in the region) and local communities. These risks included the site’s vulnerability to floods and high-intensity storms likely to occur in an era of climate change.

Delaware Riverkeeper Network is one of many public advocacy, citizen groups and local municipalities that have been actively involved in the fight against Elcon. Williams Cedar’s Gerald Williams and Chris Markos submitted DRN’s legal position to the Board in advance of the meeting, and Williams gave public comments to the Board.

Williams Cedar is proud of its work with Delaware Riverkeeper Network, an important advocate for the health of the Delaware River Watershed,  its related waterways, and the millions of people who depend on it.