Breaking News: Elcon Ends Bid for Falls Township Facility
I am writing to share that Elcon Recycling Services will be withdrawing its applications for a proposed hazardous wastewater processing facility in Falls Township, ending a years-long fight in the community. Falls Township Supervisors had unanimously voted to reject Elcon’s proposal in April 2019, leading Elcon to appeal the decision to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
The withdrawal of Elcon’s applications for a proposed project in Falls Township is a win for both local residents and the environment. I have been opposed to Elcon’s proposal from the beginning and have worked, alongside residents and activists, to advocate for DEP to reject Elcon’s proposal. Today’s announcement is a victory in a hard-fought battle, led by concerned residents, to protect the health and safety of our entire community.
My opposition to the proposed facility dates back to my time in the State House, when the proposal was first announced. Since then, I have spoken out against Elcon at public meetings, submitted public comments in opposition to the proposal, and wrote a public letter to DEP outlining his opposition to Elcon, citing concerns over deficiencies in the company’s plan, and for its repeated attempts to avoid following state law.
For more information, visit http://www.dep.pa.gov/elcon
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