Dozens of schools in Delaware have been identified as having lead contaminants in their water supply.

William Penn among 22 schools with elevated levels of lead in water

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The bad news: Colonial School District expects to pay at least $350,000 to repair a water main suspected of bringing lead into its buildings. The good news: None of the water is reaching students or workers. As soon as Colonial was notified, school fountains were turned off, while sinks and toilets are allowed to run, because lead is not absorbed …

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EPA PUBLIC NOTICE: Halby Chemical Co. Superfund review

Staff Writer Headlines, Health

  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reviewing the cleanup that was conducted at the Halby Chemical Co. Superfund Site located in New Castle County, Delaware. EPA conducts Five-Year Reviews to ensure that cleanups continue to protect public health and the environment. EPA conducted the previous Five-Year Review in 2017 and concluded that the remedy was working as designed …

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Residents can comment on pollution permit for Delaware City refinery

Staff Writer Government, Headlines

  Residents have until July 31 to comment on a proposed air pollution permit renewal for the Delaware City Refining Co. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will submit the proposed federal Clean Air Act Title V major source air pollution permit renewal to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for that review before DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin …