A cooperative project that improves Delaware air quality and the quality of life for neighborhood residents was unveiled today at a ceremony at Trinity Port Services in New Castle. Twenty electrified outlets that power refrigerated storage containers at the company’s Rogers Road site have replaced the use of diesel generators, significantly reducing air pollutants, diesel fumes and noise in the community.
After a long journey by water and rail, a storied 16-inch gun barrel was unveiled today at the Battery 519 Museum at the Fort Miles Historical Area in Cape Henlopen State Park, where it will be stationed. The gun barrel, which weighs more than 116 tons and is 66 feet long, was salvaged from the USS Missouri, the battleship on whose deck the Japanese signed the surrender that ended World War II on Sept 2, 1945.
Delaware has issued a permit for the first private materials recovery in the state. Up to 40 jobs will be created at Blue River Resources for preparing recyclables for markets, with the possibility of more jobs later.
Delaware Electric Cooperative will soon break ground on a four megawatt solar park in Sussex County, Delaware. Twenty acres of solar panels will be installed near Georgetown, capable of producing enough energy to power 500 homes. The park could eventually be expanded to 40 acres with the ability to produce eight megawatts of power.
Governor Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara and Mayor Michael Spencer unveiled energy efficiency improvements in Newport at a dedication ceremony held today at the town’s Municipal Building.
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