- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Nestle Waters has abandoned its plan for a proposed water extraction facility in the Poconos amid community opposition to the project.

Nestle wanted to withdraw 200,000 gallons per day from two wells on private property in Eldred Township for its Deer Park spring water brand.

Residents worried the operation would damage residential wells and the environment. Nestle had said its own studies showed the project was sustainable.

The company withdrew its zoning application Wednesday night. Nestle official Eric Andreus told township supervisors the project created design and logistical challenges. He said the company also considered community sentiment.

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