The former G.O. Carlson Steel Company land dividing Coatesville in half has a business/commercial zoning OVERLAY.
UNDERNEATH IT’S STILL ZONED HEAVY INDUSTRY.
Every company that builds toxic plants in failing Black towns has Coatesville in its sights.
Heavy industry companies making toxic products constantly look for black towns to locate new plants. They know Whites will not allow their toxic plants in their neighborhoods. Coatesville has been a target since the G.O. Carlson property was sold to the City of Coatesville RDA.
In fact an industrial plant spewing toxic chemicals in the center of town would kill any possibility for redeveloping Coatesville.
So far we have seen these proposals for the "Flats" the former G.O. Carlson Steel Company property now owned by the City of Coatesville Redevelopment Authority:
- A gas fired electric generation plant.
- A proppant plant (part of the toxic mix of chemicals injected into gas fracking wells)
- And a trash to steam plant.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I don't know which company specializing in environmental racism is waiting in the wings, but if the RDA is disbanded the City of Coatesville is required by law to sell to the highest bidder. FPL is now a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE)
Would Coatesville have been called "CrakPowerVille"?
Harry Walker and Andrew Lehr planned with Florida Power & Light to build a gas fired electric generation plant. It would sell electricity over Exelon power lines by way of a "Coatesville Power Authority". I would bet that Walker and Lehr would be members of the "Coatesvile Power Authority" that would sell electricity at millions of dollars per hour.
Proposal would remove environmental justice office, tasked with bridging gap in pollution in black, Hispanic and low-income areas and wealthier white ones
THE FLATS REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (FRD) IS A ZONING OVERLAY OVER HEAVY INDUSTRIAL ZONING: