Special Projects

The DNREC Division of Air Quality conducts special studies to examine air quality issues and concerns tied specific locations around the state.

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These studies draw on the Division’s network of monitoring stations and different tools available to the division depending on the study needs, which may include the Movable Monitoring Platform.

Claymont Community Volatile Organic Compound Study (June 2021)

A six-month study to address air quality concerns for the community of Claymont, Delaware. Concerns focused on air pollution that could originate from the nearby Claymont/Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania border where several industrial facilities are located.

DNREC staff made a presentation on the study at a June 22, 2021, public meeting.

For more information, please contact the monitoring group, at or 302-323-4542.

Eden Park Air Quality Monitoring Study (June 2021)

A two-year-plus study of air quality in the Eden Park neighborhood south of Wilmington. The community is surrounded by industrial neighbors, including the Port of Wilmington, several asphalt plants, material storage and processing facilities and various other facilities. The final report is supported by an analytical report.

DNREC staff made a presentation on the study at a June 23, 2021, public meeting.

For more information, please contact Tracy Mattson, at or 302-739-9402.

Past Studies

Marine Vessel Impact on Ambient Air Quality, Delaware City, Delaware (March 2016)

This study investigated short-term ambient air quality impacts on air quality from marine vessels to air quality at Delaware City, Delaware.

Claymont Dust Study (May 2014)

This study was the initial deployment of the MMP in 2013 and 2014. The MMP was part of a multi-year effort that observed the potential impact of Evaraz Steel on the PM2.5 and PM10 concentrations in that area. The community initiated the study and performed the set-up and collection of PM2.5 and PM10 samples. With community involvement, this project proved that the collaboration by the State and the citizens of Delaware can produce valuable results.

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