The company that plans to set up a lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Endicott is fighting opposition to the proposed plant.

SungEel MCC Americas intends to operate the facility on the Huron Campus, in a building across the street from several homes on the North Side of the village.

The company has launched a public relations campaign in an effort to address safety and environmental concerns about the plant.

During an online forum, SungEel president Danish Mir said he hoped to clear up "misinformation" regarding the proposed project.

A lithium-ion battery recycling plant has been proposed near homes on the North Side of Endicott. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

As Mir started his presentation Tuesday, one viewer weighed in via a chat message saying "And the BS begins." Mir asked people to "have an open mind" and listen to what he had to say about the planned facility.

Mir said the recycling operation envisioned at the site will be safe and won't harm the environment.

According to Mir, the company already has invested about $1 million in developing the project. New York state government plans to provide nearly $2 million for the facility.

Mir spent more than an hour answering questions about various aspects of the project.

The battery recycling plant is to be located in a building on Clark Street, just east of a residential neighborhood on Robble Avenue.

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

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