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Lewes area development hit with environmental fine


DNREC is slapping a Sussex County development with about $42,000 in environmental fines after not complying with stormwater and sediment regulations.



The order from Secretary David Small says Oakwood Village at Lewes repeatedly failed to stabilize their land, which at one point, spilled onto a neighboring property in July 2014.


State officials told the developers to plant more vegetation to help shore up their land, build better drainage and replace better stormwater catch basins to control pollution flow, among others.


Repeated checks over the next three months found developers fixed some problems, but continued to ignore others, according to the order.


David McGuigan and Dennis Dinger, who are listed as owners of the development in the order, can appeal the ruling within 30 days.


Calls to both men weren’t immediately returned.