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Equipment Malfunction Causes Emission from Delaware City Refinery


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 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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