- 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 (https://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.


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

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