Category: Environment

Coastal Zone development awaits final state regulations

By Patrick Jackson Contributing Writer The plan to put 14 brownfields in Delaware’s Coastal Zone back into action was touted as a game changer when lawmakers OK’d legislation allowing redevelopment in the zone two years ago.  But how far it goes toward reaching that goal remains to be seen as officials at the Delaware Department…

Gov. John Carney and 23 other Governors of the U.S. Climate Alliance have issued a joint statement announcing the “Nation’s Clean Cars Promise” to protect citizens from vehicle pollution and to fight climate change. Here is an excerpt from the statement: “We, the undersigned 24 governors– a bipartisan coalition representing 52 percent of the U.S.…

First State Crossing multi-use project underway at Claymont steel-mill site

By Ken Mammarella Contributing Writer One of Delaware’s biggest redevelopment projects is quietly moving forward in Claymont. Plans for First State Crossing have evolved significantly since the Commercial Development Co. (CDC) of St. Louis bought the former Evraz steel mill in 2015. The latest concept includes 3.75 million square feet of new construction, breaking down…

WILMINGTON — Like many of us, Greg Friedman gets alerts on his mobile device, but his alerts deliver weather updates for the Midwest because they are “bellwether areas for our customers.” Friedman is chief financial officer for Corteva Agriscience, which provides commercial farmers with chemicals and other products designed to improve plant performance and protect…

New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer and officials from the Public Safety Department have petitioned state regulators to deny Waste Management’s request to raise the height limit of its landfill in a suburban New Castle County neighborhood. A letter sent this week to DNREC follows an initial call in May by New Castle County Councilman…

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Croda Inc. after a chemical release at the New Castle-based manufacturing plant exposed workers to ethylene oxide. The company faces $262,548 in penalties. “This incident could have been prevented if the employer had taken appropriate precautions,” said Wilmington Area OSHA Director Erin G.…

Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and Perdue AgriRecycle, LLC have entered into a settlement agreement that resolves environmental violations at the company’s Seaford composting facility. The agreement assesses a penalty of $179,429, which includes $4,429 from Perdue AgriRecycle, LLC for DNREC cost recovery. Perdue’s permit requires quarterly reporting of analytical testing…

The Lighthouse Cove Development Company has completed the replenishment of a section of beach along Rehoboth Bay in Dewey Beach. The effort was part of a mixed-use project by Harvey Hanna & Associates to redevelop a stretch of waterfront into a mixed-use community with public beach access. The Lighthouse Cove development includes an ADA-compliant public Baywalk, a…

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…