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East Basin Road Groundwater Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added the East Basin Road Groundwater Site in New Castle County to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The site is an approximately seven-square mile area surrounding the city of New Castle’s public wells.
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Georgetown North Groundwater Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added the Georgetown North Groundwater Site to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is EPA’s list of priority sites requiring evaluation for possible remediation from releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants.
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Answers About the Brownfields Marketplace

The DNREC Remediation Section welcomes questions about the Brownfields Marketplace. Below are some questions that have been asked in the past and answers to those questions.

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Remediation Section 391 Lukens Drive New Castle, Delaware 19720 302-395-2600
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Delaware Brownfields Marketplace

The Delaware Brownfields Marketplace lists brownfield sites in Delaware that are available for potential redevelopment. Developers may apply for grants to investigate and clean up these properties and receive liability protection for past environmental contamination.
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PFAS Investigation Sites

This page contains a list of sites being investigated by DNREC for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water, groundwater or surface water in Delaware.

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DNREC Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances Todd Keyser 302-395-2600


Exposure Assessment Near New Castle Air National Guard Base

In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) initiated an exposure assessment for perf- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the community near the New Castle Air National Guard Base in New Castle County.
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Voluntary Cleanup Program

DNREC’s Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) is available to all parties who may be liable for the contamination of a property, but who wish to settle their liabilities with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control under the Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act (HSCA).

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HSCA State Lead and Enforcement Programs

Delaware’s Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act (HSCA) (7 Del.C. Ch. 91) provides DNREC with the authority to take enforcement actions against responsible parties to ensure cleanup at sites with a release, or imminent threat of release, of hazardous substances.

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Hazardous Waste Corrective Action

Corrective action is required under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for facilities that treat, store or dispose of hazardous wastes. The Act requires hazardous waste facilities to investigate and clean up releases of hazardous waste or constituents in soil, groundwater, surface water and air.
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Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration

Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) is the process used to determine whether natural resources have been injured, destroyed, or lost as a result of a release of hazardous substances or oil, and to identify actions and funds needed to restore such resources. NRDAR is authorized by several state and federal environmental laws.


HSCA Advisory Committee

The Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act (HSCA) Advisory Committee advises the Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances on rules, policies, and procedures relating to the cleanup and re-use of hazardous waste sites.

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Remediation Section 391 Lukens Drive New Castle, Delaware 19720


Loans and Grants

Because of the the financial burden of completing environmental work at potentially contaminated properties within the State, DNREC has created different loans and grants to help property owners with remediation of contaminated properties.

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Long-Term Stewardship

Long-term stewardship (LTS) is the maintenance and monitoring of the remedial measures taken at a site to maintain the desired level of protection of human health and the environment over an extended period of time.

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Federal Programs

Various federal programs apply to sites being addressed by the DNREC Remediation Section.
National Priorities List (NPL) National Priorities List (NPL) sites are sites that pose a long term remedial response action that are carried out by EPA with DNREC involvement and assistance. EPA is the


Risk Assessment and Cleanup Standards

The DNREC Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances sets standards for risk assessment and cleanup and remediation planning for contaminated sites. Cleanup and remediation are governed under the Delaware Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act, known as HSCA (7 Del. C. Ch.91). The HSCA Human Health Risk Assessment Guidance applies only to sites within the HSCA program


Environmental Investigation and Remediation Consultants

The Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances maintains a list of environmental investigation and remediation consultants. This list is provided to the regulated community to help select an environmental consultant for the investigation and remediation of leaking underground and aboveground storage tank sites.
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Remediation Laws, Regulations and Guidance

Information regarding the laws, regulations, guidance, policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other documents related to the programs administered by DNREC Remediation Section.

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Remediation Section 302-395-2600
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Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act Program

The Delaware Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act (HSCA) gives DNREC the ability to ensure cleanup of facilities with a release or imminent threat of release of hazardous substances.

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Remediation Section 391 Lukens Drive New Castle, Delaware 19720


PCB Mass Loading Studies

The DNREC Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances and Division of Watershed Stewardship are working together to study polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and how they enter surface waters from hazardous substance release sites around the state.
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A Watershed Approach

The Watershed Approach to Toxics Assessment and Restoration (WATAR) is a watershed-scale approach to evaluating where contamination comes from, how it gets into Delaware’s waterways and water bodies, and what effects it has on watershed health.
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PCB Mass Loading Studies: Phase II Report

The phase II report from the DNREC initiative to study polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and how they enter surface waters from hazardous substance release sites around the state. PCB Mass Loading from Hazardous Substance Release Sites to Surface Waters in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties Part 1 — Summary


PCB Mass Loading Studies: Phase I Report

The phase I report from the DNREC initiative to study polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and how they enter surface waters from hazardous substance release sites around the state. PCB Mass Loading from Hazardous Substance Release Sites to Surface Waters of the Christina River Basin Report Summary Figure 1 Evaluated


Blades Groundwater Site

On Sept. 1, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the addition of the Blades Groundwater Site to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is EPA’s list of priority sites with releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants requiring evaluation for possible remediation. The public announcement of the listing appears in the


Brownfields Basics Workshop

In June 2019, DNREC held a Brownfields Basics Workshop focused specifically on resources available to non-profits, local governments and state agencies to aid in the redevelopment of Brownfields.  The presentations from that workshop are presented here as a resource.  They are posted as PDF files. For additional information on


Brownfields

The DNREC Brownfields Development Program encourages the cleanup and redevelopment, reuse or expansion of properties which may be perceived to be environmentally contaminated.

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Remediation Section 391 Lukens Drive New Castle, Delaware 19720 302-395-2600
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The Remediation Section

The DNREC Remediation Section protects public health, welfare, and the environment in Delaware by identifying and cleaning up releases of hazardous waste, petroleum and other hazardous substances in the environment to an acceptable level of human-health and environmental risk, and supporting the continued safe use, re-use or enhanced productive use of remediated properties. [column





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