Lawmaker Launches Drive to Remove Waste at Edge Moor Facility
Representative John Kowalko has launched a petition drive aimed at removing a half million tons of waste at an Edge Moor pigment plant.
The Newark Democrat said he is worried that the Chemours’ facility could pollute the surrounding area if the plant is sold or left abandoned after the company closes it.
That would leave the taxpayer to fund the cleanup of the 15 acre site if the waste leaked into the groundwater.
The Wilmington News Journal reports that a Chemours spokesperson said that there were no plans to sell the facility.
The company told the paper it would continue to manage it under the agreements with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control as well as the federal government.