Former News Journal editor and reporter Shaun Mullen reports in his blog that Dorothy Miller has recently died. I don’t seen an obit in the News Journal. Not surprising, I suppose. At some time in the past one would have seen a “news obit” of a significant figure, which Dot Miller was. But those days are gone and perhaps the “Stooge” Journal no longer publishes any sort of obit without being paid to do so.
In any case, Miller was a leading figure in the preservation of the White Clay Creek valley from being flooded as a reservoir. I barely knew Miller–and don’t think she liked me–but have spent a lot of time walking, biking, and just hanging out along White Clay Creek. The preservation of the area, some in Delaware and some in Pennsylvania, is quite a monument to any person. I’ll let Mullen tell the story:
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 →
On May 23rd the US Environmental Protection Agency released the Toxic Release Inventory information for 2000. For the first time, information is included on releases of “dioxin and dioxin-like compounds.”
[Note: This alert was originally published on March 2, 2005. We are resposting in today, Aug 24, 2015–ten years later!– because the announced closing of DuPont’s Edge-Moor plant has reawakened interest in the situation. Alan Muller]
Green Delaware Alert #393
Public hearings on DuPont’s Edge Moor dioxin factory:
March 1 and 2, 2005.
DuPont admits dioxin-laced wastes were used to treat Wilmington drinking water… Continue reading →
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal jury has found the Bureau of Land Management and E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. negligent in the use of an herbicide blamed for damaging thousands of acres of crops across a broad swath of southern Idaho. Continue reading →
Many readers will know about this issue–Green Delaware has written about it quite a bit, and recently even the mainstream press has been paying some attention.
Technically, the problem is simple: Big bad industrial sites–mainly, in Delaware, Conectiv’s Edge-Moor Power Plant, Valero’s Delaware City Refinery, and NRG’s Indian River Power Plant–pump hundreds of millions of gallons of water out of the Delaware River and Rehoboth Bay every day. DuPont, Sunoco, and others are also offenders. The biggest single offender is the Salem/Hope Creek nuclear complex across the river in New Jersey. Continue reading →