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Carbon monoxide exceedance at Durham York Energy Centre

Posted on Monday, July 22, 2019 09:09 AM

Whitby, Ontario – On Saturday, July 20, an external electrical power trip and subsequent recovery procedures led to an exceedance of the four-hour rolling average limit for carbon monoxide (CO) at the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC).

The limit for CO is set at 40 mg/Rm3 (milligrams per reference cubic metre), which is a Performance Requirement under Schedule C of the Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA). The CO levels were 55 mg/Rm3. CO is monitored as an operational parameter indicating...

Regions proposing to increase waste processing limit by 20,000 tonnes at Durham York Energy Centre

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2019 07:17 AM

Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipalities of Durham and York have begun the Environmental Screening Process to increase the amount of waste processed each year at the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC) by 20,000 tonnes.

“The Environmental Compliance Approval for the Durham York Energy Centre currently allows the facility to process a maximum of 140,000 tonnes of waste per year. Durham and York Regions, who co-own the facility, are proposing to increase the Environmental Compliance Approval...

Carbon monoxide exceedance at DYEC

Posted on Saturday, May 04, 2019 04:15 AM

Whitby, Ontario – On Saturday, May 4, a carbon monoxide (CO) spike led to an exceedance of the four-hour rolling average limit at the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC). The limit is set at 40 mg/Rm3 (milligrams per reference cubic metre). The CO levels were 45 mg/Rm3. CO is monitored as an operational parameter indicating combustion performance at the facility. All other emissions remain within compliance limits.

The exceedance was caused by a fuel overfeed, leading the combustion air fans...

Members Wanted for the Energy from Waste-Waste Management Advisory Committee

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018 09:19 AM

The Regional Municipality of Durham (Region) is seeking volunteers, from within the region, for a two-year term (2019 to 2020) position on the Energy from Waste-Waste Management Advisory Committee (EFWWMAC). The committee is comprised of nine residents from across the region. Four committee members must live in the Municipality of Clarington and are appointed by Clarington Council. The other five committee members must live within Durham Region, but outside of the Municipality of Clarington,...

Ambient Air Monitoring Test Results

Posted on Friday, August 03, 2018 10:05 AM

Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to advise residents that test results from an ambient air monitoring station at the Courtice Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) measured an exceedance for dioxins and furans on May 26. The Region of Durham maintains four off-site, ambient air monitoring stations as part of the requirements to operate the Durham York Energy Centre, set out by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MOECP). This is the first exceedance...

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