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A new state program means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Delaware by encouraging the use of refrigerants it says are less harmful to the environment.

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Delaware’s Division of Public Health says it is actively taking steps to prepare for community spread of the novel coronavirus.

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More private drinking wells near the Dover Air Force Base are suspected of having elevated levels of PFAS chemicals. 


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A Department of Defense (DOD) report on the size and scope of military hospitals calls for the 436th Medical Group to adjust how it operates.


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State public health officials announced two more flu-related deaths, bringing the total this season to nine. 

The most recent deaths were an 83-year-old and a 59-year old. Both women were from New Castle County and diagnosed with influenza A.

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Mountaire Farms got the go-ahead to spray its wastewater on more land in Sussex County. 


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A third Delawarean has tested negative for CoVid-19, the illness resulting from the novel coronavirus.

Delaware’s Division of Public Health says the second of two pending test results in the state for CoVid-19 came back negative.

A New Castle County high schooler has been diagnosed with the mumps.

Delaware’s Division of Public Health notified Colonial School District Thursday that a William Penn High School student tested positive for the viral disease.

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Another Delawarean has tested negative for CoVid-19, the illness resulting from the novel coronavirus.

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International college students at First State universities are making adjustments due to travel restrictions related to the new coronavirus.


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