Category: Environment

The new Silver Run Electric transmission line project that will connect the existing high- voltage electric system in the Delmarva Peninsula east of Odessa to the Artificial Island nuclear complex in southern New Jersey will only cost Delaware consumers $6 million, well below the original $90 million price tag through their monthly electric bills, thanks…

Chemours is partnering with UniEnergy Technology L.L.C., a battery manufacturer headquartered in Mukilteo, Washington. UET’s “redox flow battery” is based on a new patented electrolyte developed at Pacific Northwest National Labs under the support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s OE Energy Storage Program. Chemours is investing in the partnership to overcome what many consider the greatest…

County Executive Matt Meyer announced on April 18 that New Castle County has secured a 20 percent  discount on flood insurance for property owners. The discount will be available starting this May as property owners renew their annual flood insurance policies. “New Castle County’s effective flood management practices have secured insurance discounts that will save…

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has identified five companies that it says have caused extensive water contamination throughout the state. The agency has directed the companies, including Solvay, DuPont, Dow DuPont, Chemours and 3M, to help fund millions of dollars in assessment and cleanup efforts. The directive requires the companies to account for…

(AP) — Chemours has promised to speed up plans to cut industrial chemicals reaching downstream public water utilities in North Carolina on top of paying $13 million in penalties and costs. North Carolina’s environmental agency on Wednesday said Chemours now agrees that within six months it will figure out how much of the chemicals discharged…

(AP) — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says a manufacturing plant near Newport is being fined $80,000 for dumping nearly 2 tons of excess pollution into the air. The agency issued a statement Tuesday that said MEDAL Air Liquide exceeded its permitted air pollution limits more than 270 times between 2016…

(AP) — Not using foam cups, while recycling paper and serving some meat-free dishes, has helped the Visitor Center Garden Cafe at Winterthur Museum to be named Delaware’s first certified green restaurant. The honor, awarded to restaurants that work to reduce their environmental impact, was given to the cafe by the Green Restaurant Association, a…

Wilmington Renaissance Corporation’s (WRC) Creative District initiative is developing new community green space at 7th and West streets in West Center City. Following a process of remediation, construction and landscaping, the 17,000-square-foot plot will open as a public green space. The project is set for completion in 2020. WRC has purchased the nine parcels where…

(AP) — Delaware officials are reviewing their options after the Environmental Protection Agency said it won’t act to force power plants in other states to reduce emissions blamed for Delaware air pollution. The EPA late last week denied four petitions submitted by Delaware and one from Maryland. The petitions requested reductions in emissions of ozone-forming…