Don Rush

The Environmental Protection Agency is mapping out the sediment from the old Standard Chlorine/Metachem plant near Delaware City.

The government agency is wrapping up weeks of sampling at 80 different sites near the Red Lion Creek…where toxic substances such as chlorinated benzenes, dioxins and PCB’s have been found at a depth of 24 feet and in ground water at depths of 150 feet.

Delaware River Basin Commission

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware environmental and health officials are easing fish consumption advisories for fish caught in the tidal Delaware River, citing reduced levels of chemical contaminants in the water.

Officials on Wednesday said the fish consumption advisory for the river from the Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey border to the Chesapeake and Delaware canal has been updated because of falling levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, dioxins and furans, chlorinated pesticides, and mercury.


DOVER, Del. (AP) — Wildlife officials are seeking volunteers to help monitor Delaware's osprey population.

Populations of the large birds of prey declined in the 1950s and 60s because of DDT, PCBs and other chemical contaminants. DDT and PCBs were banned in the 1970s and osprey populations have rebounded, helped by groups that build and maintain nesting platforms.