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DNREC to update community June 19 on Hockessin Ground Water Plume Site investigations

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances DNREC Public Health

Representatives from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) will update the public about the contaminated Hockessin Ground Water Plume Site. The update will be held at the monthly meeting of the Greater Hockessin Area Development Association (GHADA) set for 7 p.m., June 19 at Hockessin Memorial Hall, 610 Yorklyn Road, Hockessin, DE 19707.




DNREC Natural Resources Police Environmental Crimes Unit charges Frankford man with illegal dumping

Date Posted: Monday, June 5th, 2017
Categories:  DNREC Office of Community Services

DNREC Natural Resources Police Environmental Crimes Unit arrested a Frankford man June 1 and charged him with illegal dumping after evidence from trash found on Blueberry Lane near Frankford.




DNREC’s next scrap tire recycling drop-off set for Saturday, April 1 at Middletown DelDOT Yard

Date Posted: Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances DNREC

DOVER – DNREC is once again rolling out an opportunity for Delaware residents to recycle their old and disused tires at a Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day put on by the Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., rain or shine, Saturday, April 1 at the Middletown DelDOT Yard, 5369 Summit Bridge Road, Middletown, DE 19709.




DNREC issues cease and desist order to Wilmington oil recycling company Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC for hazardous waste violations

Date Posted: Monday, March 13th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances DNREC

DNREC Secretary David Small has issued a cease and desist order to Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC for violations of Delaware’s laws and regulations governing hazardous waste management. Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC (HCC) owns and operates a used oil recycling facility located at 505 South Market Street in Wilmington that previously did business as International Petroleum Corp. (IPC) of Delaware.




Delaware Toxics Release Inventory Report for 2015 shows overall progress in lowering state’s waste releases

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances DNREC

DOVER – The annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data report from Delaware’s industrial facilities as compiled by DNREC’s Emergency Prevention and Response Section show continued progress by the state in reducing toxic releases into the environment, with an overall decrease in toxic waste of 14 percent from 2015 statistics when compared to 2014 figures. The latest report also indicates that there’s still work to be done, however: While TRI data recorded a decrease in onsite releases to air, onsite releases to both water and land increased – all as compared to the state’s TRI figures for 2014, the most recent year for DNREC’s compiling the data.




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