August 15, 2014 |
Chester City Council unanimously approved controversial expansion plans Wednesday for a trash incinerator along the city's waterfront that would allow the operator to accept waste shipped by train from New York. Council members told a packed audience that they understood concerns about the trash-to-steam plant's presence in Chester but could not deny the facility's right to operate. Covanta plans to construct two buildings, which the company said will allow it to accept trash in updated and safer containers.
April 23, 1992 |
Bucks County should support the idea of an incinerator to get rid of the county's solid waste, Wrightstown supervisors said Monday in response to the county commissioners' poll of municipalities on the issue. But the resolution approved by the township's Board of Supervisors stopped short of an unqualified endorsement of the incinerator proposed in Falls Township. The board added four provisions. First, it said that recycling efforts should be "stepped up and used to dramatically cut the flow of trash.
March 15, 1990 |
A three-member negotiating committee of a citizens' group, the Community Council on Lankenau, has reached a tentative agreement with Lankenau Hospital officials on the installation of a new, higher-grade incinerator, both sides said this week. The agreement, which was completed Monday after more than a year of discussions, specifies the quality of equipment to be used in the incinerator as well as procedures for community oversight of its operation, the two parties said Tuesday in announcing the accord.
June 23, 1988 |
Continuing its effort to keep an incinerator from being built on the edge of town, the Cinnaminson Township Council decided last night to join Palmyra Township in appealing the construction permit. In a special meeting, the council agreed to join Palmyra in retaining the Newark law firm Gordan & Gordan, specialists in environmental law, for $5,000. Riverton and Beverly Townships might also join the effort. Mayor Donn Lamon said Palmyra Mayor Bob Leather called a meeting June 10 for area mayors to consider sharing litigation costs to try to block the controversial trash incinerator.
February 18, 1988 |
A citizens' group opposing Camden's proposed incinerator has finally secured enough valid signatures to mandate a binding referendum on the issue, both the Camden County Board of Elections and a Superior Court judge ruled yesterday. If the majority of voters rejects the incinerator, Camden would be required to adopt an ordinance banning its operation within city limits. But an assistant city attorney argued that the results of the referendum still would not be binding on the state, which he said has superseding power over local laws in solid-waste matters.
June 5, 1987 |
The controversy over a proposed trash incinerator in Pennsauken spilled over into neighboring Cherry Hill last night, as the Township Council tabled a resolution endorsing construction of the incinerator. Council members debated not only the need for the incinerator, but also the need for a resolution concerning it. "Why bother?" asked Michael Bristow, Republican council member and Camden County freeholder, saying that Cherry Hill had no control over the project's fate. Bristow said the resolution was sent to the township by Jack Tarditi, the Democratic mayor of Haddonfield, where the Board of Commissioners recently passed a similar resolution.
July 12, 1990 |
Bucks County Judge Susan Devlin Scott yesterday rejected a request for a preliminary injunction by an environmental group seeking to stop the planned trash incinerator in Falls Township. Members of the group, Bucks People United to Restore the Environment (B- PURE), had sought to overturn a permit that the Falls Township Supervisors granted to Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. for the proposed incinerator. The group contended that the township supervisors violated the state Sunshine Law three times, March 15 and 22 and April 12, by not providing enough chairs in the auditorium and by intimidating people opposed to the incinerator.
May 10, 1992 |
Without much discussion, the Upper Makefield supervisors agreed Wednesday that they did not favor using an incinerator to dispose of the township's trash. The supervisors voted, 4-0, to approve a resolution that they do not wish to preserve the local option of incineration for the municipality's solid waste. Supervisor Lester Balderston abstained. "Do you really think they will not build the incinerator in Falls Township because we don't favor it?" Balderston said.
August 22, 1986 |
The National Park Borough Council rejected a bid Wednesday from a Woodbury Heights well-drilling company to build a trash-to-steam incinerator on the town's abandoned Hawthorne landfill. By a 5-0 vote, the council defeated a proposal to lease a portion of the 73.5-acre property to W.C. Services. The firm planned to construct a facility that could burn up to 100 tons of trash daily. The council rejected the plan after W.C. Services had sought to amend its original proposal.
August 20, 1988 |
A Superior Court judge in Burlington County yesterday refused to stop construction of the incinerator at the Pennsauken landfill. Judge Martin L. Haines denied a motion by the attorney for three Burlington County municipalities, who had asked for a restraining order to stop construction. Haines said too many facts were in question for him to agree that the incinerator would pose health hazards. At the same time, Haines delayed until Sept. 28 a motion by the attorney for the Pennsauken Solid Waste Management Authority to throw out the municipalities' case.