DNREC Issues Air Permit to Restart Cooling Tower at DE City Refinery

Apr 23, 2013 -- 4:32am

DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara on Monday approved issuance of an air permit for the Delaware City Refining Company to restart an unused closed-loop cooling water tower at the Delaware City Refinery. 

The restarted unit will help the facility achieve a required 33-percent reduction in cooling water withdrawal from 452 million gallons per day to 303 mgd, which is anticipated to reduce incidents of aquatic life mortality by a corresponding 33-percent. The reductions are required to be achieved by the end of 2013, per the facility’s restart agreement with the State and other existing permit conditions.

Read the Sceretary's Order here:  http:// http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Info/Pages/SecOrders_Permits.aspx.


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