Palmer residents not happy with warehouse planned in their backyards
Updated On: Oct 08 2013 08:02:10 AM CDT
Opponents of a huge warehouse planned off Route 33 brought their “not in my backyard” complaints about dirt, noise and pollution to a Palmer Township supervisors meeting Monday night, even though sprawling truck terminal is a few hundred feet over the township line in neighboring Lower Nazareth.
“We’re asking you to help us in some way,” said Ginger Buchser. “We need help.”
Bucher said diesel fumes from tractor trailers will damage air quality in the neighborhoods near the warehouse project between Hecktown and Newburg roads.
“I don’t know why you would say ‘no’ to helping us,” she said. “We shouldn’t breathe diesel.”
Brenda Sciascia of Palmer Township said a black film coats the water in her swimming pool, apparently from the manufacturing process at Keystone Snack Co., which makes popcorn and corn chips.
“What’s going to happen from the diesel fumes,” she asked.
Supervisor Chairman David Colver told the group not to get their hopes up.
“I don’t know how much weight we are going to have,” he said. “We can’t just wave a magic wand ….”
Colver said the board will discuss the matter at its next meeting.
“I’m not making any promises,” he said.
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