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Carbon monoxide exceedance

Posted on Monday, March 05, 2018 10:09 AM

Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to advise residents that the Continuous Emissions Monitoring data indicated an exceedance of the carbon monoxide (CO) four hour rolling average at the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC). CO is monitored as an operational parameter indicating combustion performance. All other emissions were in compliance.

Boiler #2 had just completed its planned spring major maintenance on Thursday, March 1, with waste being fed to the boiler...

Rundle Road Station air monitoring results

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:11 AM

Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to advise residents that ambient air quality test results have indicated an exceedance for total suspended particulate (TSP) at the Rundle Road ambient air monitoring station. The June 12, TSP measurement at the Rundle Road Station was 126 µg/m3, exceeding the 24-hour Ontario Ambient Air Monitoring Criteria (AAQC) of 120 µg/m3 by five per cent. This offsite monitoring station is part of the Durham York Energy Centre’s (DYEC)...

Update #3: Boilers restart at Durham York Energy Centre

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:13 AM

Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham is advising residents that Covanta, the operator of the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC), has restarted boiler #2 after taking it off-line for annual maintenance which was advanced to repair a damaged water tube within the boiler. Boiler #1 was restarted after completing the annual scheduled maintenance.

"I’m pleased to report the facility operator, Covanta, has completed the maintenance and repair work to the boilers," said Susan Siopis,...

Update #2: Outage at DurhamYork Energy Centre

Posted on Monday, February 06, 2017 01:15 PM

Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to advise the public that after assessing the condition of boiler #2—which is currently undergoing repairs to a damaged water tube—as a precautionary step, Covanta the operator of the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC) has decided to take boiler #1 offline as well to assess its condition. Covanta began a controlled shut down process on boiler #1, late on Sunday evening; it went off line early Monday morning.

"The facility operator,...

Update on unplanned outage at Durham York Energy Centre

Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 02:18 PM

Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to advise the public that scheduled annual maintenance, at the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC) has been moved up to accommodate the ongoing unplanned outage of boiler #2.

Routine annual maintenance on boiler #2 was originally scheduled for March. Given the outage of boiler #2, the two-week scheduled maintenance for this unit will begin immediately. This rescheduling should allow for greater scheduling efficiency and not...

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