Proposed Plan of Remedial Action for OU-2 of the Whittington Woods Site (DE-1509)

Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

Published: Oct. 11, 2020
Comments Due: Nov. 3, 2020

The Department invites public comment on a proposal to clean-up OU-2 at the Whittington Woods Site located in Bear. The Site had been mined for sand and gravel since the early 1940s. From 1945 to 1968 two separate areas of the Site were occupied by an open dump-and-burn pit, including areas in OU-2. Industrial wastes burned and buried on-site may have included: solvents; paints; paint sludges; chemical wastes; plastics; automotive parts; tires; hardware; as well as other industrial and municipal wastes. The Proposed Plan includes the requirements of a restriction on use of groundwater at the Site, contaminant containment and/or removal, future property use restrictions, and long-term monitoring to eliminate the exposure of future Site users to existing Site soils and groundwater and to remove ecological risks.

Details of the Proposed Plan are available online at:

The comment period ends on November 2, 2020. For additional information, please contact Caleb Melvin, Project Manager at (302) 395-2600 or via email at