Group Cites 3 Delaware Plants as High Risk Locations

November 26, 2008

A national group puts three Delaware plants among hundreds in the country that must consider new materials or changes in production to cut the risk of a public disaster.

The Center for American Progress says Honeywell International’s Delaware plant, the DuPont Edge Moor pigment plant in Wilmington and Kuehne Chemical near Delaware City are high-risk locations based on their using toxic or explosive materials.

James Werner is air and waste management director for Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. He says Delaware’s accidental release prevention and toxic reporting laws are tougher than U.S. requirements.

The center’s list points out that both Edge Moor and Kuehne could change their approaches to reduce the amount of toxic chlorine gas stored on site.


Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal,

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