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DNREC issues air permit to restart cooling tower at Delaware City Refinery

Date Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Categories:  Division of Air Quality DNREC News

DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara today approved issuance of an air permit for the Delaware City Refining Company to restart an unused closed-loop cooling water tower at the Delaware City Refinery. The restarted unit will help the facility achieve a required 33 percent reduction in cooling water withdrawal from 452 million gallons per day (mgd) to 303 mgd, which is anticipated to reduce incidents of aquatic life mortality by a corresponding 33 percent. The reductions are required to be achieved by the end of 2013, per the facility’s restart agreement with the State and other existing permit conditions.




State Park Rangers’ investigation into vehicle break-ins leads to arrests of Wilmington couple

Date Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC

An investigation by Delaware State Park Rangers into a series of vehicle break-ins over the last three months at White Clay Creek and Brandywine Creek State Parks culminated in the arrests April 19 of a Wilmington couple on an array of criminal charges.




First Lady Carla Markell Will Mark Start of Delaware’s Week of Service with Volunteer Day at Brandywine State Park

Date Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services DNREC Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) News Office of the Governor

First lady Carla Markell, Sen. Tom Carper and DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara came together at the Brandywine State Park Community Volunteer Day to kick-off Delaware’s Week of Service.




River otters fishing for names at Brandywine Zoo; contest to reveal best fit for zoo’s newest animals

Date Posted: Friday, April 19th, 2013
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC News

Two male North American River Otters have taken up residence at the Brandywine Zoo and visitors can not only meet them starting Saturday, April 20, but zoo-goers also have an opportunity to help choose names for the otters by voting at the zoo throughout the spring.




River otters fishing for names at Brandywine Zoo; contest to reveal best fit for zoo’s newest animals

Date Posted: Friday, April 19th, 2013
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC News Supplemental

Two male North American River Otters have taken up residence at the Brandywine Zoo and visitors can not only meet them starting Saturday, April 20, but zoo-goers also have an opportunity to help choose names for the otters by voting at the zoo throughout the spring.




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