The township still has to vote on the sale of the over 400 acre lot.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
At their most recent meeting, the Bristol Borough Council approved the sale of the portion of Dow Chemical's riverfront lot in Maple Beach. The Bristol Township board still has to approve the sale of the land for Dow to complete the sale of the lot to Ecosystem Investment Partners, BucksLocalNews.com reports. It was also stated that the council approved the purchase of new emergency radios. Click here to read the full recap of the meeting on BucksLocalNews.com
Bucks County officials said teams are working around-the-clock to ensure the safety of the site and community after a three-alarm fire caused two tanks to release chemicals in the air.
Officials said clean-up efforts at the Dow Chemical Plant in Bristol are ongoing after lightning struck two tanks, causing a three-alarm fire on May 16. Odors from the two chemicals, Ethyl Acrylate and Butyl Acrylate, were released into the air following the incident, according to Bucks County officials. Dow Chemical officials said the material is contained, but as cleanup moves forward to completion odors may still be a factor in the region. Deputy Director Juliet E. Kelchner -- Bucks County Commissioners' Office of Public Information -- said county officials said the vapors are currently at acceptable levels, and may continue until the clean-up is complete and the air has time to clear. The offending odor is made more obvious in the …