The company that wants to develop a lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Endicott, which just sent out a letter to the community vowing to be transparent and a good neighbor, is being told it has to go back through part of its permitting process.



The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is calling for additional information and public comment on SungEel MCC America’s application for a modified permit. 

The move, according to some citizens groups that oppose the development, comes from what they call mis-classification and information concerning some of the batteries to be recycled containing poly fluoroalkyl material.

Concerned Citizens of Endicott has called the permitting process defective and said the papers to the DEC and zoning changes had contained misclassifications. 

The group sent an email saying the DEC is reopening the comment period for the Lithium Ion Hazardous Waste Incinerator in Endicott due to the suspected presences of PFAS compounds with the permit modification and comment period only for those changes.

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