With the recent Elcon land development proposal, local environmental groups are urging residents to attend a meeting in Falls Township Wednesday Night in protest of the facility.
The meeting, happening at 7 p.m. in the Fallsington Meeting House, aims to raise awareness of the newest update to the Elcon situation. Bucks Protect Our Water & Air announced the gathering earlier this week.
“Tonight is primarily to inform the Falls residents of what’s going on in their township,” Co-founder Lise Baxter said. “And hopefully to get them to speak up and tell their supervisors and legislators that they don’t want Elcon here.”
If built, the Elcon facility would be located on a 23-acre site in the Keystone Inudstrial Port Complex. Many people may know it better as the former site of U.S. Steel’s Fairless Works operation.
“There’s too many people living here,” Baxter explained. “It’s right on top of our drinking water and we already fail air pollution standards. To bring in something that’s going to make all of that worse doesn’t make any sense.”
The Delaware River supplies drinking water for 15 million people, including everyone in Philadelphia, according to the DRBC.
The Fallsington Meeting House is located at 9300 New Falls Road and anyone is welcome to attend.
WBCB’s Keri Marable contributed to this post.