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DEP To Host Public Meeting

DEP To Host Public Meeting

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 30 to discuss the air quality permit application submitted by Delta Thermo Energy, Inc. to construct a waste-to-energy plant on Kline's Island in the city of Allentown.
The meeting will be held at Louis E. Dieruff High School, 815 N. Irving St., Allentown and will take place from 6pm to 9pm. A representative from Delta Thermo Energy will attend the meeting.
“This is an opportunity for DEP and Delta Thermo to answer questions from people in our community,” DEP Northeast Regional Director Mike Bedrin said. “There has been significant public interest in the proposed facility and we look forward to providing more information to the public.”

The company is proposing to build an energy generating facility that will use municipal solid waste and sludge from the city of Allentown’s wastewater treatment plant as fuel to generate four megawatts of electricity for internal use and sale. The facility will be capable of processing 120-tons-per-day of municipal solid waste and 47-tons-per-day of sewage sludge.
Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Colleen Connolly, DEP Northeast Regional Office at 570-826-2035 or make accommodations through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984 (TDD). An interpreter will be available to accommodate Spanish-speaking citizens.

For more information, call 570-826-2511 or visit

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