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8:45 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Delaware City Refinery Emissions Caused by Power Outage

Delaware City Refinery
Credit PBF Energy website

DELAWARE CITY, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials say a power outage caused a pollution release at the PBF Energy refinery near Delaware City.

The News Journal reports that Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control say the release happened sometime Thursday morning.

Officials say the release includes sulfur dioxide, a pollutant linked to acid rain, smog and toxic soot.

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Local News
11:23 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Delaware City Refinery Cited for Emissions Violations

Delaware City Refinery
Credit pbfenergy.com

DELAWARE CITY, Del. (AP) - Delaware regulators are citing the PBF refinery for new pollution violations.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control also reported the unplanned release of nearly 1.5 tons of sulfur dioxide. The Wilmington News Journal reports that the refinery's open-air incinerator stack burned for more than six hours Sunday into Monday after a loss of water in a tank used to control flows of volatile gases and remove liquids before flaring.

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9:01 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Delaware Wants Easing of Environmental Rules From EPA

Secretary Collin O'Mara, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Credit official photo

Delaware state officials want federal environmental regulators to allow local power plants and factories to buy pollution reduction credits outside the stateā€¦even if that means more pollution here.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency warned last year that it would not accept a rule change that applies to new sources of pollutants that form ground-level ozone.

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