PA DEP's Official Comment Period has started! Submit your comments to
before July 15th!
The PA DEP issued a draft decision
with intent to DENY Elcon's permit
application at the end of May, but the
decision is not yet final. Elcon can submit changes and possibly still get their permit.
The DEP's official comment period is from June 1 -July 15. Any comments submitted during this period will become part of the permanent record and the DEP is required
to respond. Your comments will be
important in reinforcing their decision.
PA DEP's draft decision comes after the
Falls Supervisors unanimously voted to deny Elcon's land use proposal on April 30th.
These are both huge steps on the path to
fully stopping Elcon from coming to Bucks County, but the fight is not over, yet. Please e-mail your comments to the address above, by July 15th.
Help Us Stop Elcon!
Reasons we don't want Elcon here:
Elcon would be located half a mile from the Delaware River, the primary source of drinking water for millions. Water ways on site are directly linked to the River & hazardous waste spills can make it to our drinking water supply.
The Philadelphia Water Dept. (15 miles downriver) has urged the PA DEP to not approve Elcon’s proposal. OUR intakes are even closer & the threats of spills greater.
Elcon’s plant could adversely affect the air quality within a 30-mile radius, according to the Clean Air Council. We already have the worst ozone air quality in PA and fail current air standards (EPA & American Lung Association).
ELCON plans to import 194,560 tons of hazardous waste a year and burn more than 1,000,000 lbs of toxic waste a day, using thermal oxidation.
20 truckloads of hazardous waste a day on local roads.
Hazardous waste from ten states: MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA and NC.
Possible future use of existing rail 200 ft from wetlands and waterways for nearly 1 mile.
10,000 + kids attend schools within 4 miles of this proposed toxic waste facility.
Elcon has applied to handle 268 hazardous chemicals and plan to store hazardous chemicals on site
The likely possibility of extreme weather and potential damage, flooding, and spills on site are of great concern.
Elcon’s presence will discourage other employers and potential “green” jobs. Check out the "Articles & Info" tab above for more.
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during regular business hours:
Fairless Hills Garden Center
620 Lincoln Hwy.
Fairless Hills, Pa
(ask inside store)
215 428 2550
The Squirrels Nest Restaurant
826 W. Bridge St.
Morrisville, PA 19067
Ricciardi Brothers Paint Store
455 S Oxford Valley Rd
Fairless Hills, Pa 19030
215 486 4541
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
925 Canal St.
Bristol, PA 19007
Organnon's Natural Market
591 Durham Road
Newtown, PA 18940