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Kent County in Delaware is about to undertake the repair of aging wastewater pipeline along the median of U.S. Route 13 in Dover.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that it’s a long promised project that will stretch 2.8 miles and is sure to give motorists along the busy route congestion headaches.

The project calls for inserting a 18-to-20 inch plastic pipe into a 24-inch concrete sewage pipe.

The paper says it will run from West Denney’s Road near Delaware Technical Community College to South Garden Lanes near Burlington.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Another lawsuit has been filed against an Arkansas-based poultry company accused of committing wastewater violations at a Delaware processing plant.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports the lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of more than 80 people primarily focuses on groundwater nitrate contamination near Mountaire Farms' neighbors in Sussex County. It seeks compensation and punitive damages for odors and water pollution it says is linked to near Mountaire's "illegal and reckless disposal of waste."

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Nearly 700 people will be part of a class action lawsuit against a Delaware poultry processor over wastewater violations.

A partner at law firm Baird, Mandalas and Brockstedt, Chase Brockstedt, tells WBOC-TV the lawsuit against Mountaire Farms will be filed Wednesday.

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - Contractors working on a controversial wastewater project off Delaware's coast have abandoned a 700-foot-long (213-meter) hole and the steel casing stuck inside.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Manson Construction Company stopped work on the hole off Deauville Beach last month and began drilling a hole for the Rehoboth Beach ocean outfall project just 10 feet (3 meters) south.

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Mountaire Farms is offering to pay 88 neighbors of one of its chicken plants in Sussex County to dig deeper wells or connect them to a public water supply.

The offer comes after a wastewater discharge in which state investigators found that workers had sprayed highly contaminated effluent on hundreds of acres of farm land and failed to report it.

The company issued an apology for the anxiety suffered by resident in Millsboro and pledged to remedy the situation.

Company says it is now reaching out to those who are eligible.

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REHBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - Rehoboth Beach commissioners have approved four bid awards to three contractors for construction of the city's ocean outfall wastewater project.

Construction is expected to begin this fall on the controversial outfall project, in which treated wastewater would be dumped into the Atlantic Ocean about a mile from Rehoboth's popular tourist beach.

Commissioners voted Monday to award bids totaling more than $37 million, with the ocean outfall bid awarded to Manson Construction of Seattle for $27.6 million.

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MILFORD, Del. (AP) - Shellfish harvest in the Delaware Bay and inland rivers has been suspended for the second time this year because of wastewater discharge.

The Delaware State News reports Kent County Public Works Director Andrew Jakubowitch says the Kent County wastewater treatment plant has been discharging "undertreated" wastewater since July 5 because of operational issues, resulting in significantly elevated levels of the enterococcus bacteria.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware's environmental secretary has approved Rehoboth Beach's plan to discharge the city's treated wastewater into the Atlantic Ocean.

Officials said Thursday that the ocean outfall will eliminate discharges into Delaware's Inland Bays.

City officials chose ocean outfall to comply with a court order to stop discharging effluent into the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal by June 2018.

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The Rehoboth Outfall project will get one last look by the Delaware Environmental Secretary Shawn Garvin before permits for the project are issued.

Although he has said he has no intention of reopening the process it has given opponents of the projects hope.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Garvin has been meeting quietly with environmentalists, the Sussex County wastewater treatment companies and Rehoboth Beach officials.

The pipeline would carry treated sewer water to the ocean to around a mile east of where many tourists swim.

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Allen Harim has been found to have committed a number of environmental violations at its wastewater treatment plant in Harbeson.

There was one instance where it discharged double the allotted amount of ammonia concentration into the Beaverdam Creek for the month.

WBOC reports that that authorities at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said that this was the result of the inadequacy of the equipment as well process overloads.

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