UPDATING: DNREC Monitoring and Investigating Excess Pollution Emissions Caused by Delaware City Refinery Outage
An outage early this morning at the Delaware City Refining Company that resulted in excess emissions of pollutants was resolved by midday when the refinery’s carbon monoxide boiler on the fluid coking unit was brought back online, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced this afternoon.
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today virtual workshops will be held by DNREC’s Division of Air Quality on Wednesday, May 25 to discuss updates to Delaware’s Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Program for new on-road vehicles.
Delawareans looking to help fight climate change and reduce their carbon footprint can receive rebates for new electric vehicle and charging station purchases through DNREC’s Clean Transportation Incentive Program, which has been extended through June 30, 2021.
To keep operating amid ongoing concern over the spread of the novel coronavirus, DNREC yesterday held its first virtual public hearing.
Speaking at one of four sites of nationwide public hearings on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power plan, Governor Markell emphasized the environmental and economic benefits of the proposal to reduce dirty emissions from the nation’s power plants by 30 percent by 2030.