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  Category: Division of Water


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.




Delaware fourth graders ‘Make a Splash’ and learn about protecting water resources

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

More than 780 fourth-grade students from eight elementary schools participated in the April 16 “Make a Splash” festival.




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.




Source Water Protection Subcommittee to meet March 28 in Dover

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Date Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Source Water Assessment Plan (SWAP) Subcommittee of the Source Water Assessment and Protection Program will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 28




DNREC, DHSS now accepting applications for Wastewater and Drinking Water Asset Management Incentive Programs

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Date Posted: Friday, March 8, 2019

DNREC and the Department of Health & Social Services Division of Public Health State Revolving Fund programs are now accepting applications.







  Category: Division of Water


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.




Delaware fourth graders ‘Make a Splash’ and learn about protecting water resources

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

More than 780 fourth-grade students from eight elementary schools participated in the April 16 “Make a Splash” festival.




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.




Source Water Protection Subcommittee to meet March 28 in Dover

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Date Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Source Water Assessment Plan (SWAP) Subcommittee of the Source Water Assessment and Protection Program will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 28




DNREC, DHSS now accepting applications for Wastewater and Drinking Water Asset Management Incentive Programs

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Date Posted: Friday, March 8, 2019

DNREC and the Department of Health & Social Services Division of Public Health State Revolving Fund programs are now accepting applications.