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DNREC Investigating Trash Pit in Rehoboth Beach

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Delaware's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation is investigating the effects of a trash pit at the Rehoboth Beach Maintenance yard on Lincoln Street.

Rehoboth Beach Director of Public Works Mel Craig said DNREC investigators were taking a closer look at the pit last week.

The trash pit is a temporary spot where workers dump garbage collected from the boardwalk before it is taken to a transfer station in Harbeson.

Craig said he has heard some neighbors in the area are expressing concerns, particularly over the odor coming from the pit and accusations that fluids from the garbage are leaking into the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal.

"I've been here for 15 years," Craig said. "Only improvements [to the pit] have been made."

Craig added that the Rehoboth Beach Office of Public Works will be open to any suggestions from DNREC pending the results of their investigation.

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