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  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


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

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | News | Date Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013

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

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013

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

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013

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

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | News | Date Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013

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

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | News | Date Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013

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.







  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


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

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | News | Date Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013

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

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013

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

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013

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

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | News | Date Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013

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

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | News | Date Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013

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.