Monthly Archives: August 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, is a bad air day in Delaware

All sorts of bad air on Wednesday, Aug 26th:

Delaware Department of Ag violating law to protect chicken scam?

 New York City garbage going to Chester, PA, via Elsmere, DE?

More power lines to be hung up over the Delaware River?

Utility ripoffs in general and in particular….

The DNREC has announced an “air quality action day,” saying that ozone is forecast to be in the Code Orange range and particles are forecast to be in the Code Yellow range.

The official forecasting system does not consider the combined effect of multiple pollutants, but Green Delaware does, and we say this is a Code Red (unhealthy for everybody) day. Continue reading

New York City garbage coming to Elsmere, DE?

Since closing it’s giant Fresh Kills landfill, the City of New York has been spewing garbage all over the Eastern part of the US.  Now, the City is contracting to send 500,000 tons of garbage every year to the Covanta incinerator in Chester, Pennsylvania, one of the most notorious “environmental injustice” communities in the US.

In years past, Green Delaware has worked with Chester residents to stop the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (the “Dirty Authority”) from sending Delaware garbage to Chester.  Of course, New York City garbage doesn’t belong there either, and New York groups, along with Chester residents, are fighting the scheme. Continue reading

Tuesday: Breathe with care in Delaware …..(etc)

Bad Air

Tuesday August 5, 2014 is an official Code Orange “air quality action day” in Delaware.  The DNREC says: “A Code Orange air quality forecast for ozone is a level of pollution that can be unhealthy for sensitive groups, such as young children, the elderly, and those with heart and/or respiratory conditions. Such persons should limit outdoor activities, especially those that require a high level of exertion.”

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