Sulfur Dioxide

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10:52 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Sulfur Dioxide Emissions at Delaware Refinery

Delaware City Refinery
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DELAWARE CITY, Del. (AP) - Delaware environmental officials say nearly 200 pounds of sulfur dioxide has been released into the air at the Delaware City Refinery.

WDEL-AM reports that the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said Thursday that the release was tied to a flaring incident caused by a mechanical malfunction.

The agency says 195 pounds of sulfur dioxide, a chemical compound the Environmental Protection Agency considers hazardous, was released into the air.

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11:23 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Delaware City Refinery Cited for Emissions Violations

Delaware City Refinery
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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.

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7:46 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Sulfur Dioxide Emission at Delaware City Refinery

Delaware City Refinery
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More than a ton of sulfur dioxide was emitted at the Delaware City Refinery.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says that more than 2,750 pounds of the chemical compound was released from the refinery around 8:30 p.m. on Monday.

The facility is owned by PBF Energy.

DNREC is investigating the incident.

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9:44 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Hearing Tonight on Delaware City Air Quality Permit

Delaware City Refinery
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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.

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9:03 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Sulfur Dioxide Emission at Delaware City Refinery

Delaware City Refinery
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There is a report that less than 100 pounds of sulfur dioxide has been released into the air from the Delaware City Refinery.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says the release took place on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the morning.

Sulfur dioxide considered tobe hazardous by the EPA and the incident is being investigated by state officials.
 

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9:16 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Delaware City Refinergy Emissions

Delaware City Refinery
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Several hundred pounds of hazardous chemical were released into the air at the Delaware City Refinery.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says their report found that the Wrangle Hill Road facility emitted more than 670 pounds of sulfur dioxide.

The incident initially set off flares but the plant is now operating normally.

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12:10 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Delaware City Refinery Releases Sulfur Dioxide


PBF’s Delaware City Refinery released its second large amount of sulfur dioxide within a week’s time.


There have been troubles with the hydrogen sulfide control system this week with an estimate 248 pounds released before a shutdown of the system.


There was a larger amount released beginning on January of 3-thousand pounds a day.


Officials say that the pollution would continue until the system was fixed. 


No additional details were available.

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3:44 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Delaware City Refinery, Second Gas Emission in August

Delaware City Refinery, pbfenergy.com

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says the Delaware City Refinery released 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide.


The incident occurred late last night for the second time in August.


The cause is still under investigation.


State officials say the company released the chemical into the air in early August.


In that instance it was due to an equipment malfunction that has since been fixed.


The Environmental Protection Agency has classified Sulfur dioxide as a hazardous substance.