A proposal to build a 15,000-square-foot facility at the Chester incinerator plant to house garbage imported by rail from New York City has been put on the shelf.
After some residents raised questions, the Chester City Planning Commission tabled a vote on the plan for 30 days.
The commission had been expected to approve permits Wednesday night for the Covanta Energy proposal, but 12 protesters showed up at the meeting asking for a review of the project.
Covanta, which has 100 employees in Chester, has operated the trash incinerator on Highland Avenue since 1992. It wants to construct a storage building for the unloading of boxes of New York household garbage trucked in from a Wilmington rail yard.