Warwick Lithium-Ion Battery Plants Are Getting Ready to Restart a Year After Two Fires in A Row!

Two lithium-ion energy storage facilities in Warwick are set to reopen a year after fires caused by water damage during storms raised significant health and safety concerns. Convergent Power and Energy, the company managing these sites, is implementing a monitored “recuperation plan” with new waterproof lithium-ion batteries.

Located on Church Street and County Route 1, these facilities serve Orange & Rockland Utilities and are on the grounds of the Warwick Valley School District. The previous fires emitted toxins such as hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide, though officials deemed the levels safe. The blazes burned for days, producing a glue-like smell and turning nearby trees black.

Despite residents’ concerns, Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard assured that the village is closely monitoring the Church Street site, and a moratorium has been placed on opening new lithium-ion energy storage facilities. Warwick School Superintendent David Leach confirmed that the district is overseeing the safety of the redesigned batteries as the site on school property prepares to reopen. The exact timeline for the reopening remains uncertain, and there is still no definitive method for extinguishing similar fires should they occur again.

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