The August 7, 2019 Council meeting has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled Council meeting will be August 21, 2019 at 7:30PM.
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LEHIGH COUNTY
STATEMENT REGARDING REPORTS OF ETHYLENE OXIDE EMISSIONS
JULY 19, 2019
Hanover Township, Lehigh County is aware of the recent Morning Call article about the release into the atmosphere of ethylene oxide by B. Braun from its facility in the Township. Hanover Township relies on the federal Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Environment Protection to establish standards for the emission of chemicals, gasses and similar substances by manufacturing, healthcare and other facilities at levels that are safe for surrounding communities. We also look to these agencies for the monitoring to assure compliance by such facilities with these standards. We are not aware of any report by these agencies or in the press that B. Braun has at any time exceeded emissions allowed by such state and federal standards at its facility in the Township.
Nonetheless, Hanover Township representatives have reached out to meet directly with B.Braun to discuss these circumstances. B Braun has confirmed that it has always operated within regulatory limits for release of ethylene oxide from its Hanover Township facility, over the last three years it has been reducing its release each year, and it intends to continue such reductions in the future.
Hanover is in the process of discussing the matter with its State and Federal representatives to determine its options for action moving forward. As it learns more about the circumstances related to ethylene oxide emissions in our community, Hanover Township will take steps where it can to improve the protection of our residents or will encourage other agencies with appropriate authority and jurisdiction to do so.
Hanover Township, Lehigh County is seeking dependable, personable and motivated applicants to join our team and fill the position of receptionist. Select the link below for more information.
Part Time Receptionist
UPDATE: DUE TO PREDICTED INCLEMENT WEATHER, THIS WORK WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY JUNE 4 at 5:00pm.
NOTICE: The City of Bethlehem will be doing some work on their water line TODAY, May 30. The work will take place along Race Street at approximately 5:00pm. The planned work is a quick shut off to verify the position of a 20” valve. The shutdown will involve addresses 1800 thru 1840, and 2 hydrants. The shutdown will only last 15 to 20 minutes
Thank a Public Works crew member this week for maintaining your local parks, roads, streets and sewers while ensuring that you enjoy all that your community offers you.
The Public Works Department will start their SUMMER schedule on May 28th (day after Memorial day). The schedule will be 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In preparation for the implosion of Martin Tower, contractors will be conducting fire hydrant operations in the area of Eaton and 8th Avenues on Wednesday May 15, 2019. Due to the increase in the volume of water being used, City of Bethlehem water customers in the area may experience loss of pressure and/or discolored or cloudy water. This activity will occur again on Sunday May 19, 2019 during the implosion event.
If you experience discolored or cloudy water we advise that you do not let your water run continuously. Rather, run your cold water faucets only for a few minutes at a time until it begins to clear up. Repeat this step every hour or so until the water runs clear. We recommend that you do not run your hot water while you are experiencing discolored or cloudy water; this will only draw sediment into your hot water tank. While the water remains safe for consumption, you should consider avoiding activities such as washing clothes.
Any loss of pressure and/or cloudy water should be a short-term condition. If the water does not clear up in a few hours or you have an emergency involving your water service, please contact Water Control at (610) 865-7077. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
Hanover Township has an immediate need for an Emergency Management Coordinator. The job description can be found below. Interested candidates should forward any questions, or their letter of interest and resume to the Township Manager (email@example.com). The Township will be accepting applications through May 4, 2019. Hanover Township is an equal opportunity employer.
- Emergency Management Coordinator
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