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Fri April 18, 2014

Sulfur Dioxide Emissions at Delaware Refinery

Delaware City Refinery
Delaware City Refinery
Credit pbfenergy.com

DELAWARE CITY, Del. (AP) - Delaware environmental officials say nearly 200 pounds of sulfur dioxide has been released into the air at the Delaware City Refinery.

WDEL-AM reports that the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said Thursday that the release was tied to a flaring incident caused by a mechanical malfunction.

The agency says 195 pounds of sulfur dioxide, a chemical compound the Environmental Protection Agency considers hazardous, was released into the air.

Officials say the malfunction at the facility on Wrangle Hill Road was reportedly corrected.