PA DEP's Official Comment Period has started! Submit your comments to
RA-EPHWELCON@PA.GOV  
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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Bordentown Green Fair

Saturday, June 8th

10 am - 3 pm

Carslake Community Center

207 Crosswick St.

Bordentown City, NJ

Illustration by C.F.

help spread awareness with a

YARD SIGN!

 

Yard signs are available for pick-up at the following locations

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

215-337-8155

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

215-369-1188

 

Organnon's Natural Market

591 Durham Road

Newtown, PA 18940

267-491-5591

 

 

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