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  Category: Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances


USAF, Dover AFB advise state agencies that PFAS chemicals exceeding EPA health advisory found in four wells near base

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Public Health | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019

The US Air Force and Dover Air Force Base have notified Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and Division of Public Health, that four wells near the base sampled by the federal government for perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), have returned elevated levels of PFOS and PFOA above the US Environmental Protection Agency’s health advisory for these substances of 70 parts per trillion (ppt).




DNREC issues Secretary’s Orders requiring scrap tire regulatory compliance and assesses penalties to six facilities

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

DOVER – DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin has issued six Notices of Administrative Penalty and Secretary’s Orders to resolve compliance issues with state regulations governing scrap tires. The Orders were issued to Bayly’s Garage in Delmar; Irfan Tire Center in Millsboro; Mall Tire Center, LLC, in Seaford; Master Tire & Auto in Georgetown; Gulab’s Tire Center, LLC in Millsboro; and West Auto Repair & Salvage, Inc. in Delmar. The Orders call for a penalty of $5,000 with an additional stipulated penalty of $1,000 per day if compliance is not achieved by the deadlines established in the Secretary’s Orders.




DNREC and Perdue AgriRecycle, LLC reach settlement agreement on Solid Waste Permit violations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019

DNREC and Perdue AgriRecycle, LLC have entered into a settlement agreement that resolves environmental violations arising from operations at a Perdue composting facility in Seaford, Delaware.




DNREC offers new cycle of Delaware’s Universal Recycling Grant and Low Interest Loan Program

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019

DNREC’s Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances is offering another opportunity under the Universal Recycling Grants and Low Interest Loan Program to help Delaware organizations support the state’s municipal solid waste (MSW) diversion goal of 60 percent diversion of MSW by Jan. 1, 2020.




New video series on DNREC YouTube Channel shows how to repurpose common recyclable plastic items for new uses

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019

Got any empty plastic containers waiting to be recycled? A new series of quick, fun videos show you some clever ways to reuse and repurpose these items.







  Category: Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances


USAF, Dover AFB advise state agencies that PFAS chemicals exceeding EPA health advisory found in four wells near base

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Public Health | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019

The US Air Force and Dover Air Force Base have notified Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and Division of Public Health, that four wells near the base sampled by the federal government for perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), have returned elevated levels of PFOS and PFOA above the US Environmental Protection Agency’s health advisory for these substances of 70 parts per trillion (ppt).




DNREC issues Secretary’s Orders requiring scrap tire regulatory compliance and assesses penalties to six facilities

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

DOVER – DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin has issued six Notices of Administrative Penalty and Secretary’s Orders to resolve compliance issues with state regulations governing scrap tires. The Orders were issued to Bayly’s Garage in Delmar; Irfan Tire Center in Millsboro; Mall Tire Center, LLC, in Seaford; Master Tire & Auto in Georgetown; Gulab’s Tire Center, LLC in Millsboro; and West Auto Repair & Salvage, Inc. in Delmar. The Orders call for a penalty of $5,000 with an additional stipulated penalty of $1,000 per day if compliance is not achieved by the deadlines established in the Secretary’s Orders.




DNREC and Perdue AgriRecycle, LLC reach settlement agreement on Solid Waste Permit violations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019

DNREC and Perdue AgriRecycle, LLC have entered into a settlement agreement that resolves environmental violations arising from operations at a Perdue composting facility in Seaford, Delaware.




DNREC offers new cycle of Delaware’s Universal Recycling Grant and Low Interest Loan Program

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019

DNREC’s Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances is offering another opportunity under the Universal Recycling Grants and Low Interest Loan Program to help Delaware organizations support the state’s municipal solid waste (MSW) diversion goal of 60 percent diversion of MSW by Jan. 1, 2020.




New video series on DNREC YouTube Channel shows how to repurpose common recyclable plastic items for new uses

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019

Got any empty plastic containers waiting to be recycled? A new series of quick, fun videos show you some clever ways to reuse and repurpose these items.