- Associated Press - Thursday, March 16, 2017

DELAWARE CITY, Del. (AP) - Officials say an equipment malfunction caused the Delaware City Refinery to release a hazardous chemical into the air.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental control announced that the facility released 100 lbs. of sulfur dioxide into the air Wednesday morning.

WDEL-FM (http://bit.ly/2ndmHV8 ) reports that the chemical is considered hazardous by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The state environmental agency says the facility has fixed the equipment malfunction that was to blame.

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

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