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Oil Spill Cleanup of Delaware Bay Coastline Intensifies Today With Additional Resources DeployedDate Posted: October 23, 2020
Deadline for Second Round of TIIF Grant Application ApproachingDate Posted: October 22, 2020
Trout Stocked in White Clay Creek for Fall FishingDate Posted: October 22, 2020
Unified Command, Incident Command Post Established for Oil Cleanup Efforts on Delaware ShoreDate Posted: October 21, 2020
COVID Alert DE Surpasses 50,000 Downloads of AppDate Posted: October 20, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Health Care Relief Fund Date Posted: October 20, 2020
DNREC Continues Working to Assess and Clean Up Oil Spill in Delaware Bay and Southern BeachesDate Posted: October 20, 2020
Victrola Museum’s virtual Halloween program on Oct. 30, 2020Date Posted: October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: October 20, 2020
DNREC Emergency Response Working to Control Oil Spill That Washed Ashore at Broadkill BeachDate Posted: October 19, 2020
Deadline Extended until October 25 for Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service AwardsDate Posted: October 19, 2020
Delaware Announces Grant Program for Contract Poultry Growers Impacted by COVID-19Date Posted: October 19, 2020
Governor Carney Authorizes Delaware National Guard Cybersecurity Squadron to Support 2020 ElectionDate Posted: October 16, 2020
Weekly COVID-19 Update Oct. 16, 2020: New Daily Cases, Hospitalizations Remain Elevated; Deaths Continue to IncreaseDate Posted: October 16, 2020
DSHA Celebrates Grand Opening of Splash Laundromat, Presents DDD Rebate CheckDate Posted: October 16, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Expansion of DE Relief Small Business Program to $150MDate Posted: October 15, 2020
GACEC Newsletter Features Middletown TeenagerDate Posted: October 15, 2020
State Auditor Kathy McGuiness and Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro Partner for a Fraud Town HallDate Posted: October 14, 2020
“Civil War Band of Brothers” virtual program from The Old State House on Oct. 22, 2020Date Posted: October 14, 2020
Beebe Healthcare Partners with Lewes Public Library, Delaware Libraries to Support Dolly Parton’s Imagination LibraryDate Posted: October 14, 2020
Delaware Waterfowl and Trout Stamp Art Winners AnnouncedDate Posted: October 14, 2020
Red Clay’s Kimberly Stock named 2021 Delaware Teacher of the YearDate Posted: October 13, 2020
Overdose Medication Distribution Planned For Smyrna WednesdayDate Posted: October 13, 2020
Gov. Carney: Delawareans for Educational Opportunity, DE NAACP Agreement Makes Significant Investment in DE SchoolsDate Posted: October 12, 2020
Update to Lower and Higher Authority Appeals DeadlinesDate Posted: October 12, 2020
October 13, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: October 12, 2020
Delaware Cancer Mortality Rates Decrease Between 2002-2006 & 2012-2016; Improvements Among Specific Races, EthnicitiesDate Posted: October 12, 2020
Learn about the History of Disability  in the Delaware Disability History and Awareness MonthDate Posted: October 12, 2020
Kent/Sussex 911 restored for AT&T customersDate Posted: October 11, 2020
AT&T 911 cell outage in Kent & Sussex CountiesDate Posted: October 11, 2020
Nominations Open for Governor’s Volunteer Awards; Deadline is Oct. 18Date Posted: October 10, 2020
Weekly Update Oct. 9: New Daily COVID-19 Cases Remain Updated in DelawareDate Posted: October 9, 2020
Office of Highway Safety Launches Operation Crash Reduction & “New” ArriveAliveDE.comDate Posted: October 8, 2020
Laurel Woman Charged With Animal CrueltyDate Posted: October 8, 2020
Delaware Division of the Arts Welcomes Public Input on Strategic PlanDate Posted: October 8, 2020
Smokey visits St. Anne’s School for Fire Prevention WeekDate Posted: October 7, 2020
Delawareans Have More Options When Disposing of Unwanted MedicationsDate Posted: October 6, 2020
Dover man indicted on two felonies after flashing gun at political rallyDate Posted: October 6, 2020
NC City Police Department Earns State AccreditationDate Posted: October 6, 2020
October is Delaware Disability History and Awareness MonthDate Posted: October 6, 2020
October 6, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: October 6, 2020
FEMA Mitigation Grants Application Period OpenDate Posted: October 5, 2020
DOJ secures Cohen LLC revocationsDate Posted: October 5, 2020
First round of DE Relief Grants helping 741 businesses with $25.7 million in fundsDate Posted: October 5, 2020
DPH Releases Halloween Guidance for Delaware Communities, FamiliesDate Posted: October 2, 2020
Weekly COVID-19 Update: New Daily Cases Remain Elevated this Week; Deaths, Hospitalizations Also IncreaseDate Posted: October 2, 2020
Governor Carney Formally Extends State of Emergency to Continue Fighting COVID-19Date Posted: October 2, 2020
Former Wilmington officer sentenced to one year of probation for Official MisconductDate Posted: October 2, 2020
State of Delaware Announces School Testing LocationsDate Posted: October 2, 2020
Video Explores Genetic Background of Eight White and Three Black People Who Lived in 1600s DelawareDate Posted: October 2, 2020
Flags to be lowered Sunday for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial DayDate Posted: October 2, 2020
COVID Alert DE App Expands Partnership to New York, New JerseyDate Posted: October 1, 2020
Extension Of The Delaware Contractor Registration ActDate Posted: October 1, 2020
DelDOT Calls Attention to Employee Injuries, High Number of Overall FatalitiesDate Posted: October 1, 2020
Emergency Sirens To Be Tested TuesdayDate Posted: October 1, 2020
Delaware Child Psychiatry Access Program Looks to Remove Barriers, Empower Primary Care ProvidersDate Posted: October 1, 2020
Nature, Science, and Fun Featured in Outdoor Delaware Magazine – Now OnlineDate Posted: October 1, 2020
Governor Carney, 11 Governors Release Joint Statement on Threats to American DemocracyDate Posted: September 30, 2020
[VIDEO] Governor Carney Receives Pandemic Resurgence Advisory Committee ReportDate Posted: September 30, 2020
Delaware Gets Approval to Extend Pandemic-EBT Benefits to Feed Children During COVID-19 EmergencyDate Posted: September 30, 2020
Attorney General Jennings Announces Multistate Settlement Over 2014 Anthem Data BreachDate Posted: September 30, 2020
Delaware Integrates Prescription Monitoring Program Into Its Electronic Health Record SystemDate Posted: September 30, 2020
Join DTI For Cyber Security Awareness Month EventsDate Posted: September 30, 2020
Dental Coverage for Low-Income Adults in Delaware Begins Oct. 1Date Posted: September 30, 2020
Additional Delaware Hunting Seasons Open in OctoberDate Posted: September 30, 2020
Investor Protection Unit Joins CFTC to Stop Nationwide Precious Metals IRA, Bullion Coin SchemeDate Posted: September 29, 2020
DPH Partners With Health Care and Community Partners to Launch Fight Flu DE — Enhanced Flu Vaccination CampaignDate Posted: September 29, 2020
OAW Announces Arrest in Camden Animal Cruelty CaseDate Posted: September 29, 2020
September 29, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: September 29, 2020
DuPont Nature Center Closing for WinterDate Posted: September 29, 2020
Pair of Courts Side With DOJ On USPS, Vote-By-MailDate Posted: September 28, 2020
Update – Flag Lowering for Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgDate Posted: September 28, 2020
Department of Finance & The Precisionists, Inc. Launch Autism at Work ProgramDate Posted: September 28, 2020
DOL Announces the “High Extended Benefits” ProgramDate Posted: September 28, 2020
SNAP distribuirá otra ronda de los beneficios de alimentos de emergencia para su uso a partir del 30 de septiembreDate Posted: September 28, 2020
Delaware’s SNAP Program Will Issue Another Round of Emergency Food Benefits for Use Starting Sept. 30Date Posted: September 28, 2020
Grants Available for Community Water Quality ProjectsDate Posted: September 28, 2020
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit Sculptures by Aaron PaskinsDate Posted: September 28, 2020
Delaware Surpasses 20,000 Positive Case of COVID-19; New Daily Cases Remain ElevatedDate Posted: September 25, 2020
Governor Carney Issues Revision to Omnibus COVID-19 OrderDate Posted: September 25, 2020
Attorney General Jennings Announces Multistate Settlement with C.R. BardDate Posted: September 25, 2020
Delaware Division of Unemployment Insurance Continues Lost Wage Assistance ProgramDate Posted: September 25, 2020
$1.5 Million EDA Grant to Delaware Innovation Space to Launch Hard Science Startup AcceleratorDate Posted: September 24, 2020
Second Application Round for DE Relief Grants to Open October 1Date Posted: September 24, 2020
Three Delaware Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon HonorsDate Posted: September 24, 2020
Delaware Recognized for 25th Consecutive Year of Excellence in Financial ReportingDate Posted: September 24, 2020
DSHA Announces $2.8 Million Awarded to Strong Neighborhoods Projects StatewideDate Posted: September 24, 2020
Piping Plovers Nesting in Delaware Reach New High NumberDate Posted: September 24, 2020
Take a Stand Against Falls: Falls Prevention Awareness Week September 21-25, 2020Date Posted: September 23, 2020
Medicare Assistance Bureau Innovates to Serve Residents During COVID-19Date Posted: September 23, 2020
Weatherization Program Helps Delawareans Invest in Their HomesDate Posted: September 23, 2020
COVID Alert DE Expands Reach with Pennsylvania’s Exposure Notification App Released TuesdayDate Posted: September 22, 2020
DHSS Authorizes Four Medicaid Accountable Care OrganizationsDate Posted: September 22, 2020
Division of Civil Rights & Public Trust releases supplemental McDole reportDate Posted: September 22, 2020
September 22, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: September 22, 2020
Delaware Office of Highway Safety Promotes National Child Passenger Safety WeekDate Posted: September 21, 2020
“Cyber Seafaring”: Zwaanendael Museum’s Virtual Maritime-History Series, Oct. 1–3, 2020Date Posted: September 21, 2020
AG Jennings announces settlement with Novartis regarding allegations of improper kickbacksDate Posted: September 21, 2020
Flags to be Lowered for Passing of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgDate Posted: September 18, 2020
Delaware Public Health Continues to See Spike in New Daily Cases of COVID-19Date Posted: September 18, 2020

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Department of Transportation | Date Posted: Friday, October 23, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and U.S. Coast Guard continued Thursday and Friday to spearhead a cleanup operation for the oil spill that has deposited blobs of oil called tar balls and oiled debris this week over a stretch of Delaware coastline extending from the upper Delaware Bay to the tip of the Atlantic Ocean. The cleanup operation intensified this morning with additional resources deployed by state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations.
More than 125 environmental professionals from DNREC, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), the Coast Guard and its environmental contractor, and the Delaware Bay and River Cooperative are expected to be engaged Friday in removing oil found littering beaches and rafting around debris offshore. The Delaware Bay and River Cooperative, a non-profit funded by industry in the event of an oil spill, dispatched an oil skimming vessel to remove oily debris seen Thursday afloat in the Bay. Tri-State Bird Rescue of Newark continued to play a key role in the cleanup coalition, investigating reports of wildlife impacted by oil and treating captured sea gulls and other wildlife that has been oiled in the water.
“We continue to mobilize our expert resources as the tides spread oil from the beaches back into the water and back on the beach,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin. “We are combing the beaches and, shovel by shovel, removing the tar balls and contaminated sand.”
The crews are manually removing oil patties and tar balls are being found on various locations along the coast. Approximately 21 tons of oily sand and debris, filling 1 ½ dumpsters, was removed from the affected areas as of 7 p.m. Thursday.
“We are grateful for our interagency collaboration with DelDOT and for the help from the Delaware Bay and River Cooperative enabling us take the cleanup onto the water,” Secretary Garvin said.
The city of Lewes Thursday closed its beaches temporarily due to oil that had come ashore and posed a threat to people and pets alike who visit them. DNREC closed the 4-wheel drive surf fishing crossing at Delaware Beach Plum Island Preserve, overseen by Delaware State Parks, so cleanup operations will not be hampered by vehicles tracking oil onto the sand.
While the oil spill cleanup continues, the Coast Guard and DNREC strongly advise the public not to handle any oily product found or attempt to assist affected wildlife along the shore, but to report these findings to DNREC’s environmental hotline at 800-662-8802 so the situations can be addressed by hazmat-trained professionals.
About DNRECThe Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control protects and manages the state’s natural resources, protects public health, provides outdoor recreational opportunities and educates Delawareans about the environment. For more information, visit the website and connect with DNREC on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Media Contacts: Nikki Lavoie, nikki.lavoie@delaware.gov; Michael Globetti, michael.globetti@delaware.gov
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Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Department of Transportation | Date Posted: Friday, October 23, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and U.S. Coast Guard continued Thursday and Friday to spearhead a cleanup operation for the oil spill that has deposited blobs of oil called tar balls and oiled debris this week over a stretch of Delaware coastline extending from the upper Delaware Bay to the tip of the Atlantic Ocean. The cleanup operation intensified this morning with additional resources deployed by state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations.
More than 125 environmental professionals from DNREC, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), the Coast Guard and its environmental contractor, and the Delaware Bay and River Cooperative are expected to be engaged Friday in removing oil found littering beaches and rafting around debris offshore. The Delaware Bay and River Cooperative, a non-profit funded by industry in the event of an oil spill, dispatched an oil skimming vessel to remove oily debris seen Thursday afloat in the Bay. Tri-State Bird Rescue of Newark continued to play a key role in the cleanup coalition, investigating reports of wildlife impacted by oil and treating captured sea gulls and other wildlife that has been oiled in the water.
“We continue to mobilize our expert resources as the tides spread oil from the beaches back into the water and back on the beach,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin. “We are combing the beaches and, shovel by shovel, removing the tar balls and contaminated sand.”
The crews are manually removing oil patties and tar balls are being found on various locations along the coast. Approximately 21 tons of oily sand and debris, filling 1 ½ dumpsters, was removed from the affected areas as of 7 p.m. Thursday.
“We are grateful for our interagency collaboration with DelDOT and for the help from the Delaware Bay and River Cooperative enabling us take the cleanup onto the water,” Secretary Garvin said.
The city of Lewes Thursday closed its beaches temporarily due to oil that had come ashore and posed a threat to people and pets alike who visit them. DNREC closed the 4-wheel drive surf fishing crossing at Delaware Beach Plum Island Preserve, overseen by Delaware State Parks, so cleanup operations will not be hampered by vehicles tracking oil onto the sand.
While the oil spill cleanup continues, the Coast Guard and DNREC strongly advise the public not to handle any oily product found or attempt to assist affected wildlife along the shore, but to report these findings to DNREC’s environmental hotline at 800-662-8802 so the situations can be addressed by hazmat-trained professionals.
About DNRECThe Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control protects and manages the state’s natural resources, protects public health, provides outdoor recreational opportunities and educates Delawareans about the environment. For more information, visit the website and connect with DNREC on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Media Contacts: Nikki Lavoie, nikki.lavoie@delaware.gov; Michael Globetti, michael.globetti@delaware.gov
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