Croda Must Stop Endangering Residents!

After having one of the largest releases of Ethylene Oxide (an explosive carcinogen) in the country in 2018 which resulted in the closure of the Delaware Memorial Bridge, Croda have again violated the conditions of their state air permits. The current violations include:

  • Connecting an unpermitted source into an air pollution control device (scrubber)
  • Exceeding the annual emission limit for Ethylene Oxide at the scrubber
  • Failure to meet requirements for how much Ethylene Oxide is removed by the the scrubber
  • Operation of an unpermitted source of Ethylene Oxide (a hot well containing vapors and liquid from Ethylene Oxide production).

The Notice of Violation can be read here.

DNREC is working on a plan to allow Croda to resume operation, and determining what enforcement actions are to be taken.

SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO DNREC NOW to make your voice heard!

Additionally, you can learn more in DNREC's virtual information session where DNREC will describe the violations and answer questions on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.

You may join the WebEx Meeting USING THIS LINK

  • Password: CrodaInfoSession    Event number: 173 655 4144
  • Join by audio conference only by calling 408-418-9388.

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