The state of Delaware has decided to carry out a wide-ranging environmental evaluation at the Evraz Claymont Steel plant which has been a source of pollution problems over the years.
But Department of Natural Resources and Environmental control Secretary Collin O’Mara told the Wilmington News Journal that work begin in mid-July one the 425-acres of the plant that ceased operations in December.
O’Mara told the Wilmington News Journal that this would be done to assess pollution risks and prepare for a change of ownership or usage.
One of the things officials will be looking for are the risks from concentrations of mercury in sediments along the Delaware River near the plant.
The evaluation will be done by EA Engineering at a cost of $400-thousand.