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  Category: Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances


Delaware Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Wednesday, May 1 in Dover

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

DOVER – Delaware’s Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at DNREC’s State Street Commons Offices located at 100 W. Water Street, Dover, DE 19904. The RPAC meeting agenda can be found on the state’s Public Meeting Calendar. The Recycling Public Advisory Council was enacted into law by Senate Bill 234 in May 2010, and charged with advising the Governor’s Office, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, and the Delaware Solid Waste Authority on all aspects of recycling, including: methodology for measuring recycling rates; development of grant criteria and selection of applications; and possible outreach activities designed to achieve higher recycling rates.




DNREC determines deluge water used to contain Croda, Inc.’s 2018 ethylene oxide release did not impact the environment

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Division of Water | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has concluded that there was no increased risk to human health or safety from deluge water used to contain the Nov. 25, 2018 ethylene oxide (EO) release at Croda’s Atlas Point facility. DNREC’s conclusion was made from a soil and groundwater sampling report required of Croda by the Department as part of a settlement agreement with DNREC in the aftermath of the EO incident.




DNREC, Croda, Inc. reach settlement agreement on company’s air and water violations from Nov. 25, 2018 EO incident

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Division of Water | Date Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019

DOVER – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and Croda, Inc. have entered into a settlement agreement that resolves environmental violations arising from the Nov. 25, 2018 ethylene oxide release (EO) at Croda’s Atlas Point facility. Croda, Inc.’s facility located at 315 Cherry Lane, New Castle, Del., manufactures surfactants that promote mixing of oil- and water-based ingredients in consumer products such as pharmaceuticals and shaving cream. At 4:23 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, the EO release by Croda was responsible for a seven-hour shutdown of the Delaware Memorial Bridge while emergency responders – including DNREC’s Emergency Prevention and Response Section and Environmental Crimes Unit – worked throughout the area to ensure that there was no threat to public health and safety.




DNREC to hold public workshops April 16 on gasoline vapors and proposed Underground Storage Tank regulations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Division of Air Quality and the Tank Management Section within the Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances will hold two public workshop next month.




DNREC Recycling Program offers compost bins for sale online at discount price for pickup at three locations statewide

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019

DNREC’s Recycling Program within the Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances is offering compost bins that can be pre-ordered online at a discount price of $50, half the retail price of the bins. The bins must be picked up by the purchaser at any of three locations: Dover, Lewes, and Delaware City. Orders for discounted compost bins must be placed online at www.enviroworld.us/delaware, with major credit cards and PayPal accepted.







  Category: Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances


Delaware Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Wednesday, May 1 in Dover

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

DOVER – Delaware’s Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at DNREC’s State Street Commons Offices located at 100 W. Water Street, Dover, DE 19904. The RPAC meeting agenda can be found on the state’s Public Meeting Calendar. The Recycling Public Advisory Council was enacted into law by Senate Bill 234 in May 2010, and charged with advising the Governor’s Office, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, and the Delaware Solid Waste Authority on all aspects of recycling, including: methodology for measuring recycling rates; development of grant criteria and selection of applications; and possible outreach activities designed to achieve higher recycling rates.




DNREC determines deluge water used to contain Croda, Inc.’s 2018 ethylene oxide release did not impact the environment

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Division of Water | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has concluded that there was no increased risk to human health or safety from deluge water used to contain the Nov. 25, 2018 ethylene oxide (EO) release at Croda’s Atlas Point facility. DNREC’s conclusion was made from a soil and groundwater sampling report required of Croda by the Department as part of a settlement agreement with DNREC in the aftermath of the EO incident.




DNREC, Croda, Inc. reach settlement agreement on company’s air and water violations from Nov. 25, 2018 EO incident

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Division of Water | Date Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019

DOVER – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and Croda, Inc. have entered into a settlement agreement that resolves environmental violations arising from the Nov. 25, 2018 ethylene oxide release (EO) at Croda’s Atlas Point facility. Croda, Inc.’s facility located at 315 Cherry Lane, New Castle, Del., manufactures surfactants that promote mixing of oil- and water-based ingredients in consumer products such as pharmaceuticals and shaving cream. At 4:23 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, the EO release by Croda was responsible for a seven-hour shutdown of the Delaware Memorial Bridge while emergency responders – including DNREC’s Emergency Prevention and Response Section and Environmental Crimes Unit – worked throughout the area to ensure that there was no threat to public health and safety.




DNREC to hold public workshops April 16 on gasoline vapors and proposed Underground Storage Tank regulations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Division of Air Quality and the Tank Management Section within the Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances will hold two public workshop next month.




DNREC Recycling Program offers compost bins for sale online at discount price for pickup at three locations statewide

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019

DNREC’s Recycling Program within the Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances is offering compost bins that can be pre-ordered online at a discount price of $50, half the retail price of the bins. The bins must be picked up by the purchaser at any of three locations: Dover, Lewes, and Delaware City. Orders for discounted compost bins must be placed online at www.enviroworld.us/delaware, with major credit cards and PayPal accepted.