Hazardous waste treatment and recycling facility rejected by Lakewood, NJ and now locking sites on the Keystone Industrial Complex in Falls Township, PA.
- 70,000 sq ft liquid hazardous waste treatment facility
- Site will be directly across the river from Bordentown; 2.25 miles from Bordentown Beach
- Former US Steel location
- Plans to truck in up to 210,000 tons of hazardous waste (i.e. pharmaceutical waste and heavy metals) per year
- Expected to burn over a million pounds of toxic waste every day
- Using unproven technology to transforms hazardous material into three by-products:
- Waste water - "will reuse on site" per ELCON, which can potentially seep back into the ground.
- Gases - will be released into the air
- Salts and solids - will go to a landfill
- Phase I application: approved by PA DEP and permit issued November 2015
- Phase II application: submitted March 2, 2017 and rejected for insufficient materials on May 30, 2017 & October 13, 2017
- Phase II application: approved: July 26, 2018; will undergo 10-month technical review
- Final Decision: tentatively expected by May 2019
Only one other facility like it in the world, the ELCON Recycling Facility in Haifa, Israel
- In April 2013 this facility exceeded limits of various pollutant levels in its discharged water.
- ELCON released illegal levels of Total Organic Carbon, Chloride, Potassium, Sulfates, Copper and Nickel. It also routinely exceeded levels of sulfide emissions and Halogenated Organic Compounds (like chloroform).
- In August 2012 it broke the Chromium limit.