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Del. Refinery Seeks to Restart Cooling Tower

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DELAWARE CITY, Del. (AP)- State environmental officials are holding a public hearing on an air permit application for Delaware City oil refinery.

Wednesday night's hearing at the Delaware City library involves plans to restart a cooling tower that has been out of service for a decade.

The refinery's application states that the cooling tower has a design water circulation rate of 30,000 gallons per minute and that the restart will result in annual air emissions increases of 5.5 tons of volatile organic compounds and 1.7 tons of particulate matter.

But refinery officials say restarting the cooling tower will enable them to reduce annual surface water intake from the Delaware River from 452 million gallons per day to 303 million gallons per day, based on a 12-month rolling average, by Dec. 31 of next year.

 

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