DNREC will hold a public meeting on Thursday on the final phase for the proposed cleanup for the Burton Island ash landfill near Millsboro. Burton Island is a 144 acre site at Indian River and Island Creek on property owned by Indian River Power, LLC. From 1957 to 1979 Delmarva Power & Light, the previous owner, used the property for coal ash disposal, which has caused environmental contamination at the site as well as into the surface waters and sediments. Some work has been done at the site – in 2010, NRG Energy has installed erosion control with bank stabilization measures. You’ll find the proposed plan at the Millsboro Public Library on West State Street. The public hearing will be at 6pm on Thursday at the Millsboro Fire Hall.
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