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Battery recycling facility will not come to Endicott, mayor says

Battery Recyling Facility Endicott
The proposed location of where the SungEel Battery Recycling Facility would have been in Endicott.
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Endicott residents protesting the facility in April 2020.

ENDICOTT (WBNG) -- In a letter sent to media, Endicott Mayor Linda Jackson says the controversial SungEel Battery Recycling Facility will not come to Endicott.

On Monday, the Endicott Village Board of Trustees voted to rescind a recycling law that would have allowed corporations to operate recycling facilities in industrial zones.

The facility has been a conversation between village officials and the public for more than two years.

Mayor Jackson said the facility would have brought jobs to the area and restored the village's manufacturing prowess it once had.

However, the public expressed environmental concerns for SungEel's operations. Many nearby homes have yard signs reading, "Go home!"

With the facility no longer coming to the village, Mayor Jackson said she will now focus on Endicott's finances, water quality and Washington Avenue revitalization projects.

The full letter sent to media is posted below:

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