24-Hour Environmental Complaint and Spill Line
Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances Section and Program links
The Accidental Release Prevention Program, designed to prevent releases.
- Emergency Prevention and Response Section, Emergency Response Team and Emergency Services
- The Site Investigation and Restoration Section (SIRS) oversees cleanup of sites that were contaminated as a result of past use, from dry cleaners to chemical companies, brownfields to federal superfund sites.
- The Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Section (SHWMS) is responsible for controlling the storage, transport and disposal of solid, infectious and hazardous waste in Delaware and also coordinates recycling and yard waste management. SHWMS also oversees cleanup from sites that have treated, stored or disposed of hazardous waste onsite, called RCRA Corrective Action.
- The Tank Management Section (TMS) oversees the cleanup of leaks from underground and above ground storage tanks and Boilers and Pressure Vessels to protect public safety. In addition, TMS initiated the new Heating Fuel Underground Storage Tank Closure Assistance Program for heating fuel UST systems of 1,100 gallons or less used to store fuel to heat the premises where they are located.
- Division of Waste & Hazardous Substance Health and Safety Plan and Manual for WHS employees and contractors performing state-funded work.
UST CLOSURE ASSISTANCE: DNREC's Heating Fuel Underground Storage Tank Closure Assistance Program for heating fuel UST systems of 1,100 gallons or less used to store fuel to heat the premises where they are located.
Non-WHS related cleanup and disposal programs:
ADVISORY: Artesian Water Company and the City of New Castle Municipal Services Commission have detected perfluorooctanoic sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in public water supply wells in the New Castle County Airport area that are above the U.S. EPA’s 2016 lifetime health advisory level of 0.07 parts per billion. Public public drinking water in the area is treated to remove the contaminants. More information is available at PFAS Fact Sheet New Castle Public Supply Wells (includes PFOS/PFOA).
ADVISORY: The US Environmental Protection Agency announced May 15 that the Hockessin Groundwater Site will be listed on the National Priorities List (NPL). The listing allows EPA to use Superfund authority and resources to work with DNREC to help resolve groundwater concerns in the Hockessin area. Information is available on the Hockessin Groundwater Site. The EPA also listed the Newark South Groundwater Plume Site on the NPL on Jan. 18. More information is available on the Newark South Groundwater Plume Site.