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  Category: Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances


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.




DNREC’s Polly Drummond Hill Road demonstration yard waste site to open April 6 and close June 30

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

DOVER – DNREC’s Polly Drummond Hill demonstration yard waste drop-off site in northern New Castle County, which has been in intermittent operation since 2007, will open on April 6, 2019 and then will be permanently closed on June 30, 2019. After that, yard waste material will no longer be accepted at the Polly Drummond Hill site. The site will be restored to its natural state and will be included in the White Clay Creek State Park master planning process.




Delaware Council on Boiler Safety to meet March 27 in Dover, and discuss draft Boiler Safety Regulations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Delaware’s Council on Boiler Safety will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 27 in the Department of Veterans Affairs Conference Room.







  Category: Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances


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.




DNREC’s Polly Drummond Hill Road demonstration yard waste site to open April 6 and close June 30

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

DOVER – DNREC’s Polly Drummond Hill demonstration yard waste drop-off site in northern New Castle County, which has been in intermittent operation since 2007, will open on April 6, 2019 and then will be permanently closed on June 30, 2019. After that, yard waste material will no longer be accepted at the Polly Drummond Hill site. The site will be restored to its natural state and will be included in the White Clay Creek State Park master planning process.




Delaware Council on Boiler Safety to meet March 27 in Dover, and discuss draft Boiler Safety Regulations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Delaware’s Council on Boiler Safety will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 27 in the Department of Veterans Affairs Conference Room.