Covanta Renewal Tabled in Whitemarsh Township

During the September 26th meeting of Whitemarsh’s Board of Supervisors, the board voted to table consideration of renewing its agreement with Covanta to burn its trash.

Covanta plant in Conshohocken (Plymouth Township) burns the trash to generate

During public comment, a handful of people spoke out against the renewal due to health concerns and a series of recent malfunctions at the plant. Over the past year, there have been numerous reports of a toxic smell after a malfunction. A representative of Covanta also spoke and said the odor has not been tied to the plant.

Whitemarsh now joins Conshohocken, Plymouth and West Conshohocken in tabling the renewal.

The alternative to burning is landfilling.

No date was given on when the issue will come up again.