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Rehoboth Bay closed to shellfish harvesting after spill

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials have temporarily closed the Rehoboth Bay to shellfish harvesting after thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater spilled from a residential sewer line.   The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says the moratorium issued Tuesday applies to harvesting oysters, clams and mussels. It will be in effect for 21 days unless further spills occur. Officials say the spill happened when a plumbing contractor […]

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Notice of violation issued after treated wastewater spill

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Delaware environmental officials have issued a notice of violation to Mountaire Farms in Millsboro after a contractor damaged a pipeline and about 15,000 gallons of treated wastewater spilled into Swan Creek. The News Journal reports the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control notice states a contractor was digging a ditch for a new pipeline in April as part of construction of a new wastewater treatment […]

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Delaware sewer break discharges wastewater into river

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Officials in Delaware say a force main break caused wastewater to flow into the St. Jones River. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says the Kent County Levy Court Public Works is looking into the break. According to a news release, the county is working into the night with environmental contractors to repair the main, with staff from the state department assessing the […]

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News

Delaware closing Nature Centers at State Parks

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is closing all nature centers within Delaware State Parks to limit the spread of COVID-19. The nature centers will be closed starting Monday through Jan. 11. No in-person programming will be held at Delaware State Parks while the nature centers are closed in order to eliminate gatherings of people from different households. Delaware State Parks will instead […]

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