[NEWS] Incinerator Proposal Gets Hot Reception in Muncy, Pennsylvania

– by Cara Morningstar, October 12, 2016, Sun Gazette

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Photo: Mark Nance / Sun Gazette

The Muncy Borough Council listened to about 30 speakers Tuesday during public comment address a waste-to-energy plant proposed by Delta Thermal Energy.

The council had to meet at the Muncy High School auditorium to accommodate the present at the meeting. Last week’s meeting at borough hall was suspended because of the overflow of people wanting to get into the meeting.

All those who spoke Tuesday were against the plant, and by the cheers and applause of agreement with the comments, the audience also seemed to be against it.

“Why would Muncy want to be a Guinea pig for experimental technology?” was one of many questions asked.

A student asked why someone would want to build a plant in a floodzone in a residential community. “It doesn’t make any sense,” he said.

“The question I would have for this company is, if the technology for them is so great and so advanced, why are there no facilities currently operating in the United States?” asked Melissa Schell. “Why haven’t we heard more about them?”

Another resident said that if there is a ban on burning barrels, he couldn’t understand how incinerators would be allowed.

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