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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