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Sunday, January 10, 2021
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From UD: Rail mishaps of oil shipments can temporarily reduce value of...

University of Delaware researchers have examined the links between property values and rail accidents that lead to the release of hazardous materials. A decade ago, U.S. crude oil was not transported by rail in the...
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2nd South Jersey wind power manufacturing plant announced

A  second wind power manufacturing site in southern New Jersey has been announced. The site will fabricate components, known as monopiles, for offshore wind turbines. The facility - which will be located at the Paulsboro...
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Defense Dept., state agree to pay nearly $3.6 million to EPA for cleanup of...

The  Environmental Protection Agency announced that the U.S. Department of Defense and the state of Delaware have agreed to reimburse EPA $3,590,985 for its cleanup of a former landfill at the Governor Bacon Health...
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Green Energy Fund increases rebates for diverse businesses, consumers

The  Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Green Energy Fund increased rebate amounts effective on Jan. 1, 2021. In addition, commercial businesses that have received Diverse Business Certification through the state Office of...
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Bloom Energy’s rough week

Good afternoon, Bloom Energy had another rough stock market week as its share price dropped 11 percent.  The fuel cell maker, which operates a Newark plant, was the subject of a new  Wall Street Journal  (subscription)...
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Ban on single-use plastic bag bans at chain stores coming on Jan. 1

Delaware is now in the final month of a ban on the use of single-use plastic bags. The new law begins on Jan. 1.  Eight states have enacted single-use plastic bag restrictions. Under the law, plastic...
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Electric, hybrid vehicle rebates available until July

Good afternoon, We learned today from DNREC  that Delaware would continue to offer rebates on electric (EV) and hybrid vehicles through the end of June 2021. This comes as signs point to more of us going...
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EPA estimates that more than 8% of DE’s diesel pickups have tampered emissions...

The smoke-belching pickup trucks you have seen on Delaware roads may be part of an effort by owners to alter emissions equipment. The New York Times reported the problems that was outlined in a study...
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Beach tarball clean-up may be nearing wind-down stage

The effort to clean up beaches that fell victim to tarballs  may be winding down. The Unified Command for the Delaware Bay and Atlantic coastal beaches oil response  began the process of evaluating cleanup operations...
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55 tons of oil-contaminated sand removed as oil spill clean-up continues

The cleanup of an oil spill  from an unknown source continued Monday, one week after patties first washed ashore on Broadkill Beach. About 55 tons of sand  – enough to fill four construction dumpsters –...