BENSALEM, Pa. (Aug. 23, 2011)—National Sales & Supply Inc., a tire recycling company that faced a lawsuit for alleged environmental violations, has been evicted from its facility in Bensalem, according to an attorney representing the Township of Bensalem.
The township filed a complaint against the company May 25 in the Bucks County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas.
The complaint alleged National Sales—manufacturer of rubber mulch and other recycled rubber products under the Majestic brand name—emitted salt-laden vapor from its 120,000-sq.-ft. facility in Marshall Lane in Bensalem, killing trees and contaminating nearby Neshaminy Creek.
National Sales CEO Richard Blum said at the time of the complaint that the charges were false and the township wanted to redevelop the Marshall Lane area for residential use.
Michele Mintz, an attorney with the Trevose, Pa., firm of Rudolph, Clarke & Kirk L.L.C., said the complaint against National Sales is now moot because its landlord evicted it from Marshall Lane. No National Sales official could be reached for comment.
“If they are able to begin operating again in that site, the court will schedule another hearing,” Mintz said. She did not know whether National Sales had begun operations at another site, or whether it still had equipment or materials at the Marshall Lane facility.