Category Archives: Environment

NAACP asks State to notify residents and businesses of plans to designate Newark drinking water supply area a Superfund Site

There are Volatile Organic Compounds in the groundwater in South Newark and the State of Delaware has initiated a process of listing the site on the EPA’s National Priorities List (Superfund). Newark Branch NAACP has sent the following letter to DNREC Secretary David Small asking that the state notify and engage with the public and

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March 7th Environmental Summit to discuss environmental racism and other important topics

Delaware’s annual Environmental Summit is an opportunity for advocates state-wide to meet and discuss strategies on a range of issues.  The 2015 Environmental Summit will be held on March 7 at Wesley College in Dover.  Themes for this year’s summit include environmental racism, energy efficiency, the role of democracy in the environmental movement, and sustainable

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Community to be protected from foul odors from mismanaged commerical composting facility

After years of odor complaints from New Castle and Wilmington-area residents and businesses, the State of Delaware has finally stepped in to protect public health and quality of life from the Peninsula Compost Facility at 612 Christiana Ave in Wilmington. Peninsula Compost is an organic composting facility that specializes in food, organic and yard waste. 

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Environmental Justice and Public Health Forum highlights need for public comments to demand safer chemicals

On October 2, 2014 environmental justice advocates, community members, faith leaders, nurses and elected officials joined together in a forum at the Episcopal Church of Saint Andrew and Matthew on the environmental justice public health crisis impacting communities across the country. Sponsored by Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice, Michele Roberts of The Environmental Justice

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Public Housing and Environmental Risk in Newark

This week the Newark Housing Authority officially “breaks ground” on the redevelopment of the Cleveland Heights Public Housing Project property.  A new apartment complex, to be renamed “Alder Creek”, is being developed in a public-private partnership with New Jersey-based Ingerman Group on a portion of the original site. The property where Cleveland Heights was constructed

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