Delaware Hopes To Sniff Out Wilmington Odor Problems

Date: March 4, 2004

Source: News Room

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is seeking out answers to the odor problems that plague northeast Wilmington. The state is comparing field samples to the chemical signatures of 18 industrial facilities. Local residents contend that the Cherry Island Landfill, run by the Delaware Solid Waste Authority, is the source. The state recently fined the DSWA $200,000 for repeated failures to control emissions. But authority officials note that their facility is not the only landfill, nor the only possible source of odor, in the area.

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