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July 2, 2020. Five things new discovered from battery recycling community meeting. By Jeff Platsky, Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton NY.

July 1, 2020. Burning Batteries is a Hot Topic for the Endicott Community. Spectrum News.

July 1, 2020. People’s Zoom Town Hall, 6:30pm, Thursday (July 2). Press Release: NoBurnBroome.

June 30, 2020. Zoom meeting Tuesday night will discuss Endicott battery recycling facility. Binghamton Homepage.

June 30, 2020. Panel of scientists recommends stronger guidelines on PFAS. By Jim Spencer Star Tribune

June 30, 2020. SungEel Clears Up Misconceptions on the Lithium Ion Battery Recycling Facility. By Paul Beam, FOX40 News (Binghamton NY).

June 30, 2020. Residents have questions answered on controversial Endicott battery recycling facility project. By Katie Jones. WBNG 12 News.

June 29, 2020. The People’s Town Hall on the Endicott Battery Incineration Project. NoBurnBroome Press Release.

June 29, 2020. Battery recycling facility Zoom meeting. Binghamton Homepage.

June 29, 2020. SungEel Talks With Endicott Officials About Recycling Facility. FOX 40 News.

June 28, 2020. Letter: Endicott battery plant affects everyone. By Olwen Searles. Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton NY, page A10.

June 28, 2020. Letter: Endicott plant a risky experiment. By Paul Connett (Binghamton) and John Ruspantini (Endicott). Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton NY, page A11.

June 26, 2020. NoBurnBroome warns Trustees that attending SungEel’s private meeting might violate State law. Press Release.

June 26, 2020. Letter to Endicott Village Board from NoBurnBroome: SungEel’s private meeting with ‘community leaders’.

June 25, 2020. NoBurnBroome Calls on Gov. Cuomo to Oppose Battery Incinerator. By Valerie Puma, FOX40 News, Binghamton NY.

June 24, 2020. SungEel MCC Americas to answers questions on Endicott battery recycling plant. By Chloe Vincente, WBNG 12 News, Binghamton NY.

June 24, 2020. Endicott lithium-ion battery recycling meeting: 5 things to know before you join. By Jeff Platsky, Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton NY. Note: This online article was not in the June 24 or June 25 print version.

June 24, 2020. Governor Cuomo asked to end Endicott nightmare – White Paper Details Risks. Press Release from NoBurnBroome.

June 23, 2020. SungEel MCC to Hold Virtual Community Forum. Binghamton Homepage.

June 22, 2020. Letter to Governor Cuomo signed by 80 residents of Broome County.

June 22, 2020. SungEel is Looking for Questions on the Lithium Ion Recycling Facility. By Paul Beam. WICZ News.

June 14, 2020. Letter: Let’s see evidence of plant’s danger. By Haridas K. Varma. Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton NY. Page A13.

June 7, 2020. Letter: A recycling plant near population is bad idea. By Hal Fischbeck, Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton NY. Page A11.

June 7, 2020. Letter: People should vote on Endicott plant. By John Vasilchik, Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton NY. Page A11.

June 7, 2020. Opinion: Let’s keep an open mind on Endicott plant, By David Loewen, Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton NY. Page 10A.

June 3, 2020. No Burn Broome Responds to Monday night’s Endicott Trustees meeting. NoBurnBroome Press Release.

June 3, 2020. Endicott lithium-ion battery plant to get another DEC review on toxic substance. By Jeff Platsky, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin. Front page to page 8A.

June 1, 2020. Letter to Endicott Mayor Linda Jackson Regarding SungEel Battery Recycling Facility, from NYS Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo.

May 31, 2020. Opinion. Battery recycling plant is dangerous, not green. By Paul Connett, Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton NY. Page 12A.

May 31, 2020. Opinion.A lot we don’t know about battery process. By John Ruspantini. Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton NY. Page 12A.

May 28, 2020. Questions about Lithium Incinerator Proposal. By

May 28, 2020. Group speaks out against creation of Endicott Recycling Facility. WBNG 12 News. Binghamton NY.

May 28, 2020. 154 Environmental Groups From Around the World Raise Serious Concerns About Proposed Lithium Battery Incinerator Proposed in Endicott, New YorkCall on the Cuomo Administration to Withdraw Its $1.75 Million Taxpayer Subsidy and Require a Full Environmental Impact Statement. Press Release, NoBurnBroome.

May 24, 2020. Burden of proof is on recycling plant. By Mike Lee. Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton NY, page 11A.

May 22, 2020. Plant to get another review on toxic substances [title used in 5-22-20 print edition]. By Jeff Platsky, Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton NY, front page continued to page 5A.

May 21, 2020. DEC Delivers Setback to Endicott’s Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Scheme. Press Release, NoBurnBroome.

May 21, 2020. Lithium-ion recycler tries to make peace [title used in 5-21-20 print edition]. By Jeff Platsky, Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton NY, front page continued to page 9A.

May 21, 2020. SungEel, Endicott Mayor respond to DEC letter on Endicott battery recycling facility. By Chloe Vincente. WBNG 12 News.

May 21, 2020. Endicott Battery Recycling Plant Operations Delayed. By Jessica Kisluk. FOX 40 News.

May 20, 2020. Endicott mayor says opponents ‘misinformed’ [title used in 5-20-20 print edition]. By Jeff Platsky, Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton NY, front page continued to page 5A.

May 18, 2020. Letter from Congressman Anthony Brindisi to Mayor Linda Jackson.  Brindisi represents the 22nd District for NY.

May 17, 2020. Opinion: Battery recycling part of building green economy. By Linda Jackson and Cheryl Chapman. Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton NY, page 10A.

May 16, 2020. NoBurnBroome Press Conference – YouTube.

May 16, 2020. ‘No Burn Broome’ Press Conference Brought Endicott Residents Together to Protest the Recycling Incinerator. By Valerie Puma. FOX 40 News, Binghamton NY.

May 15, 2020. Updated: Press Conference: “Don’t Burn Our Future”. Noon on Saturday, May 16. At the Johnny Logan ballpark in Endicott. Press Release, No Burn Broome.

May 13, 2020. Lawyer for No Burn Broome says Endicott Village Board must rescind zoning change for the Sungeel facility. Press Release.

May 12, 2020. Residents oppose battery recycling plant at old IBM site in Southern Tier. By Ngoc Huynh. NYup.com

May 11, 2020. Endicott Mayor responds to vote to change zoning laws, impact on battery facility. WBNG.com 12News.

May 10, 2020. Letter: We’ve seen enough contamination. By John Vasilchik, Endwell. Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton NY, page 13.

May 9, 2020. Endicott battery recycler approved after marathon meeting, but opponents still have hope. By Jeff Platsky, Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton NY, front page continued to page 3A.

May 8, 2020. Endicott Village Board Votes in Favor of Zoning Law Changes to Allow for Recycling Incinerator. By Valerie Puma. Fox40 News, Binghamton NY.

May 8, 2020. Endicott Trustees vote 3-2 for Sungeel’s battery recycling carcinogen-emitting facility. Supermajority Petition may undo vote. Press Release from No Burn Broome.

May 6, 2020. Endicott’s Mayor and her Misstatements. Press Conference for May 7 cancelled.  Press Release from No Burn Broome.

May 5, 2020.Public meeting for Endicott battery recycling plant lasted 4 hours, and it’s not the last. By Jeff Platsky, Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton NY.

May 5, 2020. 57 people ask Endicott’s Mayor and Trustees to Vote No to Zoning Amendment. But Mayor is pushing forward. Press Release from No Burn Broome.

May 4, 2020. Over 200 Join Endicott Zoom Meeting to Voice Opinion About Proposed Zoning Changes. By Paul Beam. FOX40 News, Binghamton NY.

May 4, 2020. Village of Endicott Public Hearing – YouTube.

May 3, 2020. Letter: A dangerous site for battery plant. By Paul Connett, Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton NY, page 10A.

May 3, 2020. Letter: We need facts, not assumptions, on battery plant. By Haridas Varma, Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton NY, page 11A.

May 2, 2020. Letter from Broome County Legislator Matthew J. Pasquale to Mayor Linda Jackson.

May 2, 2020. Letter: Don’t change zoning law for battery plant. By Carol A. Layton, Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton NY, page 6B.

April 30, 2020. Past Endicott Officials Join Protest Against Lithium Battery Recycling Plant. By Kathy Whyte,

April 29, 2020. NoBurnBroome Press Conference – YouTube.

April 29, 2020. Residents and Former Endicott Mayors Voice Opposition to Battery Recycling Plant. By Dylan Kuhn, Fox 40 – WICZ.com (Binghamton NY). Article has link to TV report.

April 29 2020. New battery recycling facility in Endicott prompts disagreements. By NC 34 Staff. Binghamton Homepage. Article has link to TV report.

April 29, 2020. Press Conference: Battery Incineration Company Not Wanted in Endicott, NY. 12:00 pm at Johnny Logan Park, Watson Blvd @ Bermond Ave, Endicott.

April 29, 2020. Former Endicott Mayors Voice Concerns Over Village Project  By Vince Briga. Spectrum News.

April 29, 2020. Endicott battery recycling plant will get final review during public Zoom meeting. By Jeff Platsky, Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton NY, front page continued to page 11A.

April 26, 2020. Letter: Battery plant would bring toxic hazards to Endicott. By Mary Ann Dorner, Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton NY, page 8A.

April 26, 2020. Letter: Remember the past when considering battery plant. By Christine Ellison, Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton NY, page 9A.

April 17, 2020. New group formed: No Incinerator for the Southern Tier. Press Release. Note: a few days after this release the name of the group was changed to No Burn Broome.

April 16, 2020. Endicott Mayor Linda Jackson in interview on the Bob Joseph Show – YouTube.

April 12, 2020: Letter: Permit came during the pandemic. By William Huston, Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton NY.

April 3, 2020. Proposed battery recycling facility receives key permit. By NC 34 Staff. Binghamton Homepage, NY.

April 1, 2020. Endicott lithium-ion battery recycling plant can proceed, DEC says. By Jeff Platsky. Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin.

April 1, 2020, DEC approves permit for Endicott battery recycling facility. By Chloe Vincente. 12 News WBNG.com. Johnson City, NY.

February 26, 2020. Endicott Mayor Linda Jackson on the Zoning Change on WNBG – YouTube.

February 9, 2020. Letter: Battery recycling plant would be dangerous. By Olwen Searles, Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton NY, page 12A.

Jan 22, 2020. Lithium batteries are everywhere, and they’re more dangerous than you think. By Sarah Taddeo and Maggie Gilroy / Gannett. Times Herald Record (Middletown NY).
Excerpt: “A crushed lithium battery or smartphone likely caused a massive blaze earlier this month at a recycling plant in Tioga County, near Binghamton, according to Taylor Garbage, which jointly operates the facility with Southern Tier Recyclers, Inc.”

January 20, 2020. Battery Recycling Facility Stalling Out in Endicott. By Dan North (Endicott), Spectrum News, Bay News 9.

January 14, 2020. Empire State Development Announces Canadian Firm Li-Cycle to Establish Operations in New York State. Press Release from the Empire State Development.

January 9, 2020. Endicott residents charged up over battery recycling facility awaiting permit. By Chloe Vincente. WBNG.com News 12.

Feb 26, 2020, DIGGING DEEPER: Endicott officials demand answers before battery recycling facility moves in. By Chloe Vincente. 12 News WBNG.com. Johnson City, NY.

Nov 7, 2019. Company’s plans to bring lithium-ion battery recycling stirs concerns at Endicott meeting. By Jeff Platsky. Press Sun & Bulletin, Binghamton NY.

Sept 28, 2018. Battery recycler promises 86 jobs in Endicott. By Jeff Platsky. Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin.

Sept 28, 2018. Battery recycling center to bring new life, jobs to Endicott. By Spectrum News Staff.

March 8, 2018. Part Of IBM Endicott Site Almost Decontaminated, But “Ground Zero” Remains. WSKG – Public Radio (Binghamton NY).

February 23, 2018. Imperium3’s battery factory is coming to Endicott earlier than expected. By Orla McCaffrey. Southern Tier Incubator.

January 19, 2018. A Few IBMers Learn The Latest Details In Clean Up Of Endicott’s Toxic Plume. WSKG – Public Radio (Binghamton NY).

October 6, 2017. Consortium to establish lithium-ion battery GIGA factory in Endicott, create “at least” 23. CNY Energy Challenge.

October 5, 2017. Imperium3 Plans Move Into Old IBM Site. By Sara Gager. WSKG – Public Radio (Binghamton NY).

National & International Articles:

June 30, 2020. Why Resource Recovery is Critical to the Future of Clean Transportation. By Kunal Phalpher, Chief Commercial Officer (Li-Cycle Corp). Altener Energy Magazine.

June 20, 2020. UN highlights urgent need to tackle impact of likely electric car battery production boom. UN News.

June 8, 2020.  Fire Triggers Call for Stronger Battery Rules By Tom Krisher. Also in Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton NY. Page 4B.

Feb 28, 2020. Recycling plants are catching on fire, and lithium-ion batteries are to blame. By Jillian Mock. The Verge.

January 10, 2020. Korea’s GS E&C to invest $86 mn on Li-ion battery recycling plant in Pohang. By Kim Sung-hoon, Choi Hee-seok, and Cho Jeehyun. PulseNews.com
Excerpt:  The siting is “in a regulation-free zone on the country’s southeastern coast of Pohang… Regulation-free zone is a type of special economic zone where regulations are exempted for development of industries identified as future growth engines. There are 14 cities and provinces designated as regulation-free zone in Korea including Pohang…”

Dec 5, 2019. November 2019 Fire Report: A Live Lithium-ion Battery Explosion. By Ryan Fogelman.

Aug 1, 2019. Recycling Lithium-ion Batteries: How to Dispose Your Lithium-ion Batteries. By James Kao, Founder/CEO Green Citizen.

June 14, 2019. South Korea Identifies Top 4 Causes for ESS Fires. By

April 23, 2019. Explosions Threatening Lithium-Ion’s Edge in a Battery Race. By Brian Eckhouse and Mark Chediak. Bloomberg.com

March 21, 2019. Amnesty challenges industry leaders to clean up their batteries. Amnesty.org

April 12, 2018. ‘Urban mining’ in South Korea pulls rare battery materials from recycled tech. Jane Chung, Ju-min Park. Reuters.

March 2013. Potential Hazards at Both Ends of the Lithium-Ion Life Cycle. Battery recycling is a delicate business. By Mark Anderson. IEEE Spectrum.


For more information:

Reasons to Oppose Photo of Site Calendar Documents Zoning News

Sign up to be a Member About No Burn Broome Position Paper on the project

Key Documents The Zoning Law Change Studies

Background of the Lithium-ion Battery Recycling/Incineration Project

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