From the State of Delaware, DNREC:
“Tuesday, December 8th, will be a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Delaware!”
“A Code Orange air quality forecast for particulates 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.”
More info from the forecasters at Penn State: Continue reading
In shutting down an old blog that never really went anywhere, I found this post. The details have changed but the general pattern has, if anything, gotten worse:
Friday, October 28, 2005
Beefing about WDEL….
The yak yak has improved a lot on WDEL with Mascitti and Fulcher having daily gigs. But the news operation is another story.
WDEL managers have said–to me, anyway–that “all credible news sources” should receive equal attention. And they say, for example, that Green Delaware is credible in our field.
Representative John Kowalko has stepped up to the plate and is circulating a petition calling for removal of the DuPont/Chemours Dioxin Pile. PLEASE SIGN KOWALKO’S PETITION.
This post is a bit long. Bear with us…..
The 115 acre site of the DuPont/Chemours Edge-Moor plant, situated on the Delaware River at its confluence with Shellpot Creek, has a long history going back to the 1600s. (USA today has an interesting history here, though it is not entirely accurate.)
E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Co. (“DuPont”) became the sole owner of the site, already making the white pigment titanium (“TlO2”)dioxide, in 1935. Continue reading
[Note: Originally published July 2, 2003. Reposted Sept 17th, 2015]
Green Delaware Alert #242
National Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) for 2001 released
Total TRI chemicals down, dioxin up
52% of total US dioxin emissions are from Delaware–Up from 38% in 2000
DuPont Edge Moor releases 169 pounds of dioxin
DuPont overall releases 70% of the dioxins reported released in the U.S.
Health threats apparently disregarded by State, DuPont
This ran in the Cape Gazette this week:
Elisabeth Stoner’s wonderful poem Aug 31 has motivated me to write more about the Rehoboth ocean outfall debate. In my opinion the discussion has missed the key point, which is simple enough:
If the sewage is treated to “drinking water standards,” and the toxins and nutrients and pharmaceuticals are removed, it doesn’t much matter where it goes: into the ocean, into the canal, or into the groundwater (via spray irrigation or rapid infiltration). Or, right back into public water supplies. Adequately treated, it would not do harm and would provide useful volume. Continue reading
[This was originally published in the Cape Gazette on Sept 3, 2015]
Elisabeth Stoner’s wonderful poem Aug 31, 2015) has motivated me to write (again) about the Rehoboth ocean outfall debate. In my opinion the discussion has missed the key point, which is simple enough: Continue reading
By Elisabeth Stoner | Aug 31, 2015
1. The Sea I Dream Of
Come, dive with me into the sea I dream of:
clear, translucent, aquamarine. Deeper –
dancing, glancing light brightens sapphire, cerulean. Continue reading
Maybe this is because the air in Delaware is CODE Yellow very often, especially in the summer, and state officials don’t want to remind Delawareans of this reality. Continue reading
Green Delaware Alert #493
Delaware cases of Multiple Myeloma sought
Blood cancer thought connected to DuPont titanium dioxide plant emissions
“Jury Awards Man $14M in Lawsuit Against DuPont”
Over five years, DuPont’s Edge Moor plant reports 560 pounds of “dioxin” to Toxics Release Inventory Continue reading