Notification of Public Comment for a Brownfield Development Agreement for the Nanticoke Cleaners Blades Site

Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances

Start Date: 3/24/2019

End Date: 4/15/2019

Pursuant to the Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act (HSCA), 7 Del. C. Chapter 91, §9126, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is required to issue a public notice within twenty days after entering into negotiations for a Brownfield Development Agreement (BDA).  A BDA is an agreement between DNREC and a Brownfield developer with respect to a Certified Brownfield Site that sets forth a scope of work and schedule of remedial activities during the development of the Site.

DNREC’s Site Investigation and Restoration Section (DNREC-SIRS) negotiatied a BDA with the Town of Blades regarding the Nanticoke Cleaners Site (Site), located at 35 N. Market Street, Blades, Delaware.  Identified by Sussex County as tax parcel number 132-1.11-37.00 the Site may have had a release of hazardous substances as a result of historical activities on site.

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The public comment period begins on Monday, March 25, 2019 and will close at the end of the business day (4:30 p.m.) on  April 15, 2019.  Please submit written comments to the DNREC-SIRS Project Manager, Brenda Haire, at DNREC-SIRS, 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE 19720.  A copy of the BDA is available at the office of DNREC – SIRS or by accessing the DNREC-SIRS’ site files database.

Learn more about this Site and other Brownfields sites by accessing DNREC-SIRS’ web page at  or by contacting the DNREC-SIRS Project Manager, Brenda Haire at (302) 395-2600 or

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