At the February 6th meeting of the Delaware General Assembly, the Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club asked the Joint Finance Committee to consider the risks posed by the Delaware City Refinery on public health and to finance actions by DNREC to protect our communities.
"We support the right to a clean and healthful environment for all people"
Our Environmental Justice Summer Intern Lemir Teron presented the results of his summer research that investigated the Delaware City Refinery, its recently deferred billion-dollar expansion, and its new plans to import tar sands dilbit from Canada, at the Delaware City Public Library on Thursday, September 20, 2012.
Our air quality monitoring program with environmental justice partners, the Delaware City Environmental Coalition, kicked off on September 14, 2012 with a "Chemical Corridor Toxic Tour" of the surrounding environmental risks in the area, and the sampling locations where volunteers will deploy citizen air quality monitors, known as "buckets". Environmental Justice Intern Elisa Sarantschin guided the team of volunteers through locations including the Delaware City Refinery, t
Our Environmental Justice Intern Elisa Sarantschin made an exciting presentation about her summer internship on the Chemical Corridor Toxic Tour. She took us on a "virtual toxic tour" of the chemical corridor between New Castle and Delaware City, highlighting the numerous contaminated sites and their environmental and health impacts.
- Delaware Environmental Navigator (interactive map)
- EPA Envirofacts
- EPA Toxics Release Inventory, Release Reports
- Community Involvement Advisory Council
- EPA Region III Environmental Justice
- National Environmental Justice Advisory Council
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