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Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Results are in for two multi-year air quality studies examining complaints from Delaware residents in industrial areas. 

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Planners are looking to address the truck traffic problem that residents around the Port of Wilmington face. 

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The state buyout of several residents near the Port of Wilmington is moving forward—after being delayed this spring because of the pandemic. 


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The chemical company where a 2018 toxic gas leak occurred is party to two new lawsuits. 


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The Croda plant where a toxic gas leak occurred in 2018 is under renewed scrutiny after an Environmental Protection Agency Office of the Inspector General report about the dangers of ethylene oxide. 


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The chemical plant in New Castle where a toxic gas leak occurred nearly two years ago is applying for a state permit. Elected officials at the county level are already lining up against it.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

A federal credit union has agreed to establish a presence in the Southbridge neighborhood of Wilmington and the neighboring Route 9 Corridor— as a result of a grassroots effort to bring financial services to the area that is underserved by banks. 

 

Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt reports on efforts to keep banking deserts from emerging in the First State.


 

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

More financial services are coming to the Route 9 Corridor in New Castle County thanks to a community initiative to end the so-called “banking desert” there. 


Croda, Inc.

State environmental regulators are allowing a chemical manufacturer near New Castle to restart a plant where a toxic gas leak occurred last November. The company plans to install a community alarm, which neighbors have requested.

 

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Residents of several roads along the Route 9 corridor near the Port of Wilmington have complained of truck traffic they say degrades their quality of life. 

 

One such street may get the opportunity to move.

 

 

  

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The state environmental agency is hoping to improve communication with what it calls “environmental justice communities."

 


Sophia Schmidt / Delaware Public Media

DNREC and other state agencies held a meeting Thursday to address public concerns about last month's chemical leak at a manufacturing site near the Delaware Memorial Bridge in New Castle.