Controversial Elcon facility in Bucks County poses toxic threat to New Jersey

Delaware River at Falls-Hamilton Twsps

ROB ANTHES / COMMUNITYNEWS.ORG – The next few weeks mark a crucial juncture for a proposed toxic waste treatment plant in Bucks County that environmentalists say would pollute the air and potentially the drinking water of nearby New Jersey towns.

Israel-based Elcon Recycling Services has plans to build a facility in Falls Township that would store and treat nearly 200,000 tons per year of hazardous and residual waste. This includes mercury, lead, cadmium, benzine, vinyl chloride and 260 other chemicals. Elcon says the facility is safe and “eco-friendly,” and has touted the 150 temporary construction jobs and 55 full-time jobs that would be created by the facility …

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