DELAWARE CITY, Del. (AP) - Delaware regulators are citing the PBF refinery for new pollution violations.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control also reported the unplanned release of nearly 1.5 tons of sulfur dioxide. The Wilmington News Journal reports that the refinery's open-air incinerator stack burned for more than six hours Sunday into Monday after a loss of water in a tank used to control flows of volatile gases and remove liquids before flaring.
A big crowd is expected at the Delaware City fire hall tonight as PBF Energy seeks renewal of a catch-all air quality permit for its refinery for its refinery.
Interest in the hearing by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has been sparked by a recent citation for release of more than 263 tons of sulfur dioxide without a permit during a 13-day period in January.
The emissions were the result of a breakdown in a major energy recovery and pollution control unit.