Endicott's mayor says more informational meetings are to be held in an effort to answer questions surrounding a controversial $23 million lithium-ion battery recycling plant.

SungEel MCC Americas wants to open the facility on the Huron Campus, directly across the street from several homes on the North Side of the village.

Nearby residents have expressed concern about safety and air emissions if the project is allowed to go forward.

Mayor Linda Jackson said she plans to meet privately with company representatives and environmental regulators to discuss specific concerns about the facility.

Several homes on Robble Avenue are directly across the street from the Huron Campus in Endicott. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Jackson said no one from the company has met with village board members to talk about the project.

The mayor said if the recycling operation is allowed, there must be safeguards to protect the village and its residents.

Jackson said "this is not a done deal." She said the village will hold one or two public hearings after she's had an opportunity to discuss the project with company representatives.

The dates for the hearings have not been determined.

A proposed lithium-ion battery recycling plant would be located in a former IBM building on Clark Street in Endicott. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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