- Associated Press - Friday, April 18, 2014

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 (http://bit.ly/QjKlep ) 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.

Officials say the malfunction at the facility on Wrangle Hill Road was reportedly corrected.

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Information from: WDEL-AM, http://www.wdel.com/

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