DNREC determines deluge water used to contain Croda, Inc.’s 2018 ethylene oxide release did not impact the environment
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 Secretary Shawn M. Garvin has announced the availability of grants under the Community Environmental Project Fund. The grant program, created by the general Assembly in 2004, enables DNREC to withhold 25 percent of all civil or administrative penalties collected by the Department as funds to benefit communities where civil or administrative violations occurred, and provides for the restoration of these affected communities.