SunCoke advisory panel meets

13 attend first gathering; next will focus on topics such as construction schedule, air quality monitoring

Mike White, left, senior vice president of operations for SunCoke, answers a question from Middletown Deputy Fire Chief Brent Dominy during the initial meeting of a Community Advisory Panel on Monday, June 7. (David Moodie)

MIDDLETOWN — “Two years may have passed since SunCoke Energy announced plans to build a new coke plant in Middletown, but as a new community panel made clear at their first meeting, there are still a lot of questions surrounding the project.

About 13 people attended the first SunCoke Energy Middletown Community Advisory Panel meeting on Monday, June 7, at the Manchester Inn. The group included plant opponents Monroe Mayor Robert Routson, Lisa Frye, Monroe resident and president of SunCoke Watch Inc.; and also Mike White, senior vice president of operations for SunCoke.”

— Jessica Heffner, Middletown Journal

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