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DBRC is in the news!

The DBRC is frequently mentioned in media outlets throughout the tri-state area. Whether its removing trash and flood debris, cleaning up after an oil spill, or promoting local wildlife growth, DBRC is always active in the community. Below are links to the latest new stories on the DBRC.

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Environment Protection Delaware River and Bay

A unique ecological habitat

Little Tinicum Island Cleanup


This fall 46 volunteers spent valuable time cleaning up this unique ecological habitat on the Delaware river. 1.7 tons (over 3400 pounds) of trash and 33 tires were removed in the cleanup. Volunteers will be returning in 2014 in an effort to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.

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DBRC Delaware Bay and River Cooperative

OSRV DELBAY participates in PA Coast Day event

Pennsylvania Coast Day 2013


The annual Pennsylvania Coast day was held on September 7th 2013. It was another great day for Pennsylvania residents to come out for some fun and learning on the Delaware River.

Oil Spill Response and Spill Management

Indian River Inlet

Response crews grease skills
at oil spill drill in Sussex County


The Coast Guard along with the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and New Jersey-based Clean Ventures Inc. were among the participants of the drill in Sussex County.

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Fire Response and Marine Firefighting Delaware River

USCG calls it `proof of concept`

Crews test new equipment in oil spill exercise


The Delaware Bay and River Cooperative and Clean Ventures Inc. hooked sections of boom together. Spills are cleaned with a “boom,” a floating barrier formed by yellow floats with foot-long plastic “skirts” that catch or deflect the oil.

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Lightering, Booming and Oil Boom Delaware River

Marcus Hook, PA

Marcus Hook Facility Hosts
US Coast Guard/DBRC Exercise


The exercise simulated an emergency product lightering operations: the transfer of oil or hazardous material from a stricken vessel to another vessel, barge, or temporary storage device.

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Delaware Bay Area Contingency Plan

Recovery Continues

Athos Oil Spill Six Years Later


During the spill, about 192,000 gallons of crude oil leaked from an underground Sunoco Inc. pipeline and spilled into a closed water impoundment area which affect Little Tinicum island.

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Emergency Oil Spill Response and Spill Management

Tinicum Island

Keeping Pennsylvania Beautiful

Tinicum Island Cleanup 2010

Local volunteers and local businesses joined forces to remove trash and flood debris from the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum along Darby Creek.

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Quick Links

30 Years Service
Read more about DBRC's 30 years of service. [PDF]

New DRBC President
Read about DRBC's new president.

DBRC Brochure
View the DRBC brochure. [PDF]

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