PSE&G is preparing for the approaching storm system that could bring snow, freezing rain and high winds to our service territory. We are scheduling additional personnel in the field, fueling trucks and have spare poles and other equipment available.
While snow and wind normally don't pose a serious problem, icing on lines and trees can increase the possibility of downed wires and power outages. These types of conditions also make it difficult for our crews to get around, and we can't go up in buckets to make repairs if there are high winds. We will respond to outages and no-heat calls around the clock – as quickly and safely as possible.
In advance of the storm, we advise customers to prepare an emergency kit that includes:
Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days
Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Manual can opener for food
- Cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices that have been charged
We also urge customers to be cautious during and after the storm:
- To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline powered engine, including generators and snowblowers, in a garage or any other enclosed space.
- Downed wires should always be considered "live." Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything that it might be in contact with.
To report downed wires or power outages, call PSE&G's Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG. You can also report power outages and view the status of an outage by logging in to My Account on pseg.com, PSE&G's mobile-friendly website.
PSE&G offers a number of ways to stay in touch and informed before, during and after a storm. These tools can be found in the "Outage Center," at pseg.com under "Outage Tools."
Sign up for My Account and bookmark our homepage on your smart phone so it's easy to report outages and check restoration progress.
To report power outages via text message, and receive outage updates by text and email, sign up for MyAlerts.
Updated every 15 minutes, PSE&G's online "Outage Map" displays the location and stat
1. YET another train accident.
2. 2 in 2 days along the Mississippi River. Saturday was ethanol (see article below) and Sunday was crude oil.
3. The Elk River in W. Va. in 2014. Below is yet another in February 2015 also on the Mississippi in Iowa. The list goes on and on.
4. How many train accidents does it take before we realize that accidents are going to happen so the most prudent way to protect human health and the natural resource is to NOT put the facility next to the very resource we’re ALL saying is so important for our drinking water.
5. No matter where the plant is located there are risks, but Dean Seivers Place requires Elcon to transport 175,000 tons of as many as 596 hazardous chemicals TO the River.
6. The train cars will need to travel about 1 mile along the Delaware River before it enters the siding into Elcon’s facility where it encroaches through the 50-foot wetland buffer – the wetlands that are hydrologically connected back to the Delaware.
7. The Philadelphia Water Department, PADEP, the DRBC and any of the other agencies and officials can’t ignore the high probability of train accidents.
8. We are at the point in the permitting approval process where those agencies and our elected officials can come up big and prevent our region from having to experience those same catastrophic events that are playing-out in other areas. They are the “gate-keepers” for the region’s drinking water, natural resources and public safety and health.
9. And what about impacts of a spill on the area’s wildlife? The fish, aquatic insects, etc are significantly more than merely “furry little creatures.” They are an essential part of a food chain we all depend on.
Here’s what you can do
1. Attend tomorrow’s DRBC meeting at:
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 1:30 pm
Delaware River Basin Commission
Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center
1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Pa.
2. If you cannot attend, send DRBC Executive Director an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) (cc: Fred@delawareriverkeeper.org)
Sample e-mail: Mr. Tambini, DRBC Executive Director
Re: ELCON docket D-2014-009-1
I am asking DRBC to deny Elcon’s request (current or future) to site a hazardous chemical and pharmaceutical waste treatment facility at the proposed site in Falls Township. We also ask DRBC to deny Elcon’s request to be a major importer of waste water into the Basin. Elcon is proposing to locate in the 500-year floodplain. The DRBC’s Flood Advisory Committee, which consisted of floodplain and flooding experts, recommended in the 2009 FRES Report that “critical facilities” such as schools, hospitals and (DRN is supposing chemical hazardous waste facilities) should be located outside of the 500-year floodplain. The DRBC cannot approve a permit for a facility that will be located at a site that DRBC flooding experts warn is a flood risk.
Elcon’s hazardous waste treatment and storage facility is a uniquely dangerous project for the people and businesses that depend on the Delaware River for their water.
Please ask DRBC Board Members to approve a separate hearing on the Elcon Project. Having sufficient time for public comments and expert input is critical for the water, health and safety of millions of people.
Your name and address
Residents of Bordentown Township who experience landfill and/or industrial odors in their neighborhood should contact the NJDEP hotline by calling 1-877-927-6337 to report the odors.
If you suspect the odors are coming from the nearby landfills in Pennsylvania, please be sure to also report the odors to the Pennsylvania DEP by calling 1-484-250-5991 during normal business hours or by calling 1-484-250-5900 after hours and weekends. Residents can also submit an online report to the PADEP by clicking this link:
ONLINE ODOR COMPLAINTS - PADEP
Reporting odors to the NJDEP and PADEP will help the township with documenting the incidents to the authorities that can lend assistance to resolve the problems. Calling the hotline numbers is very important because it will force corrective action.
In addition to reporting the odors to the two state agencies listed above, residents may also wish to consider reporting a landfill odor to Waste Management directly by calling 609-499-0500. This number is direct to Waste Management. By calling this line, your complaint should initiate a quicker response from their staff in order to investigate and correct whatever situation may be causing the odors.
The Burlington County Chamber of Commerce has team up with the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Burlington County Bridge Commission and many local business associations to bring you Shop Burlington County.
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We will begin street sweeping in the north end of the Township and work our way south each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning on September 1, 2015. We are requesting all residents remove their vehicles from the roadway to allow for the sweeper to clean as close to the curb as possible.