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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Newark site added to Superfund list; Hockessin location could be next

The  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  added  the Newark South Groundwater Plume site to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites and  proposed that  the  Hockessin Groundwater site  go on the  same list. The NPL...

Toxic releases decline again in Delaware

Toxic releases again dropped in Delaware during 2016, thanks in part to the closing of the Chemours titanium site in Edgemoor. The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data report,  compiled by the Department of Natural Resources...

Carney makes case for keeping Clean Power Plan

Delaware Gov. John Carney joined Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) at a public meeting on Monday in criticizing  President Trump’s   executive order last year  to revoke  the Clean Power...

After being snubbed by EPA, state announces hearing on Clean Power repeal

The Delaware  Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will host a public meeting early next month on the repeal of the federal Clean Power Plan. It is not clear on whether an Environmental Protection...

PSC decision on Bloom charges could mean small break for Delmarva customers

The Delaware Public Service Commission has voted to add in the cost of Bloom Energy’s charges in regulations capping alternative energy costs to ratepayers.   The Bloom fuel cell costs, which run about a year...

EPA proposes $22 million cleanup of former DuPont site near Chicago

The U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency announced a public comment period on its proposed $22.6 million cleanup of soil and groundwater at the industrial area of the former DuPont facility in East Chicago, Ind.  The 440-acre...

State’s recycling rate inches toward 45 percent

Delaware's recycling rate has risen to 44.5 percent, 10 percent above the national average. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources announced that figure was achieved through the single-stream recycling plan that offers refuse and recycling...

Vivint Solar adds Delaware to installation territory

Vivint Solar, Inc.  has added  Delaware to its installation territory. The Utah-based company cited  Delaware's renewables portfolio standard  as one reason for the expansion. The program calls for 25 percent of electric power in Delaware to come...

Croda marks upcoming commissioning of New Castle site

  Croda International Plc,  marked the upcoming commissioning of its latest investment at its Atlas Point manufacturing site in New Castle. The new plant from the UK-based company is capable of producing 100 percent renewable, 100...

Emory Hill project in Chestertown earns LEED Platinum status

The Sultana Education Foundation’s new center constructed by Emory Hill & Company, New Castle, has been awarded LEED  Platinum certification, the highest award  from  the U.S. Green Building Council. The award is the second LEED...
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