Collin O'Mara

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8:18 am
Mon June 2, 2014

State Pollution Study of Evraz Facility Set for Next Month

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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.

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7:57 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Delaware Environmental Secretary Is Moving On

Delaware Environmental Secretary Collin O'Mara

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware's environmental secretary, Collin O'Mara, is resigning to become director of the National Wildlife Federation.

Officials with Gov. Jack Markell's administration confirmed Thursday that O'Mara will leave the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in July to lead the Reston, Virginia-based group.

The 35-year-old O'Mara was tapped by Markell to lead Delaware's environmental agency in 2009, making him the youngest state cabinet official in the nation at the time.

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8:48 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Delaware Bans Asian Species of Horseshoe Crab

Horseshoe Crabs
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Delaware Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Collin O’Mara has signed an order that bans three types of Asian species of Horseshoe crabs.

There are concerns that those harvested in places like Thailand and Vietnam carry a significant health risk, diseases and parasites along with fears that they could compete with the native horseshoe crab.

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9:31 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Dredging Delay in Delaware River Channel

Delaware River
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There were no bids from contractors in the latest phase of deepening the Delaware River channel and using the sand to rebuild Broadkill Beach.

With the latest setback the Army Corps of Engineers says that it will try to figure out why there were no bids before moving forward.

Delaware Environmental chief Collin O’Mara told the Wilmington News Journal that he had just signed the last five outstanding easements that would have allowed the sand to be pumped onto Broadkill when he learned yesterday afternoon about the no-bid situation.

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