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DNREC announces Blades Groundwater Site has been proposed for Superfund NPL listing by US EPA

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Public Health | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Monday, November 4, 2019

As a significant step toward environmental remediation of hazardous substances found within the Town of Blades in Sussex County, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the Blades Groundwater Site to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL), Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced today.




DNREC announces availability of 2020 Community Environmental Project Fund grants; public workshops set for Sept. 10-11

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Community Affairs | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin has announced the availability of Community Environmental Project Fund (CEPF) grants for the 2020 grant cycle – with DNREC scheduling two upcoming public workshops about the CEPF program and applying for the grants.




DNREC Secretary’s Order grants air quality construction permit to Walan Specialty Construction Products, LLC

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin has issued a Secretary’s Order granting an air quality construction permit for Walan Specialty Construction Products, LLC’s slag-grinding, drying and processing facility in Wilmington.




DNREC issues administrative penalty and Secretary’s Order to EcoServices, LLC for Hazardous Air Pollutant violations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019

DOVER – Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and DNREC Secretary’s Order to EcoServices, LLC, and a company foreman, Derrick Maxwell, for violating Delaware’s Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants. Both EcoServices, LLC, and Derrick Maxwell were each assessed a penalty of $20,000 by DNREC, and ordered to pay $12,948 in recovery costs for the Department’s services and subsequent investigation.




ANNOUNCEMENT: DNREC to hold second public meeting Aug. 14 in New Castle regarding Croda’s 2018 ethylene oxide release

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Community Affairs | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Friday, August 2, 2019

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, joined by Croda company officials, will hold a meeting Aug. 14 to update the public about actions taken since Croda’s Nov. 25, 2018 accidental ethylene oxide release, and steps moving forward for Croda. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug.14 at McCullough Middle School, 20 Chase Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720.







  Category: Office of the Secretary


DNREC announces Blades Groundwater Site has been proposed for Superfund NPL listing by US EPA

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Public Health | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Monday, November 4, 2019

As a significant step toward environmental remediation of hazardous substances found within the Town of Blades in Sussex County, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the Blades Groundwater Site to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL), Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced today.




DNREC announces availability of 2020 Community Environmental Project Fund grants; public workshops set for Sept. 10-11

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Community Affairs | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin has announced the availability of Community Environmental Project Fund (CEPF) grants for the 2020 grant cycle – with DNREC scheduling two upcoming public workshops about the CEPF program and applying for the grants.




DNREC Secretary’s Order grants air quality construction permit to Walan Specialty Construction Products, LLC

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin has issued a Secretary’s Order granting an air quality construction permit for Walan Specialty Construction Products, LLC’s slag-grinding, drying and processing facility in Wilmington.




DNREC issues administrative penalty and Secretary’s Order to EcoServices, LLC for Hazardous Air Pollutant violations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019

DOVER – Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and DNREC Secretary’s Order to EcoServices, LLC, and a company foreman, Derrick Maxwell, for violating Delaware’s Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants. Both EcoServices, LLC, and Derrick Maxwell were each assessed a penalty of $20,000 by DNREC, and ordered to pay $12,948 in recovery costs for the Department’s services and subsequent investigation.




ANNOUNCEMENT: DNREC to hold second public meeting Aug. 14 in New Castle regarding Croda’s 2018 ethylene oxide release

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Community Affairs | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Friday, August 2, 2019

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, joined by Croda company officials, will hold a meeting Aug. 14 to update the public about actions taken since Croda’s Nov. 25, 2018 accidental ethylene oxide release, and steps moving forward for Croda. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug.14 at McCullough Middle School, 20 Chase Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720.