Why did it take 10+ years, and an almost-catastrophic explosion, for Evergreen to come back and engage the public? Why was Evergreen so delinquent in doing the outreach associated with the legal/contracted obligations to this site? Until the massive explosion, the community at large had not heard from them in years and their outreach/engagement was pitiful.

The June 2019 fire at the PES facility does not relate to Evergreen’s Act 2 submittals or public involvement plan.  Since Atlantic/Sunoco purchased the refinery, there have been 21 Act 2 reports submitted and, at the time of each submission (as well as at the time of each of three Notices of Intent to Remediate (NIR) submitted for the property), a letter was sent to the City of Philadelphia and notices appeared... read more