Covanta to provide a progress update to Conshohocken’s Borough Council

As reported on January 26th, Covanta has agreed to pay a $218,393 civil penalty in connection to 2019 and 2020 violations at its facility in Conshohocken (Plymouth Township). The penalty was levied by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

On the agenda for the February 3rd meeting of Conshohocken’s Borough Council is a presentation titled “Covanta Plymouth Progress Update” with David Sharp, Covanta’s Director of Area Asset Management, making the presentation.

This presentation follows another incident being investigated at the facility in Conshohocken. From Covanta’s website:

On the morning of February 2, Covanta Plymouth removed Unit #2 from service. Early that afternoon, PADEP and Covanta Plymouth were notified of potential odors in a small area of Plymouth Township and Conshohocken. Covanta Plymouth dispatched personnel into the area and the employees confirmed that an odor was present. At this time, Covanta Plymouth is reviewing plant operations to determine if the Facility was the likely cause of the odor and if so, what caused the odor and what can be done to prevent future occurrences. We take all such concerns very seriously and will update the website regarding our findings as soon as the investigation is complete.

We will have a report on the presentation later this week. Details on how to participate in the virtual public meeting can be found here.