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Update #7: DYEC stack test results

Posted on Friday, November 25, 2016 12:36 PM

Whitby, Ont. – As part of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) approved Abatement Plan and the Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA), the Regional Municipalities of Durham and York, have received the Source Test results for the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC). The Source Test includes two categories of testing—diagnostic and compliance.

The diagnostic Source Test was conducted from Sept. 19 to 30, for dioxins and furans on boiler units #1 and #2. The diagnostic...

Fire in pit of Durham York Energy Centre

Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:37 AM

Whitby, Ont. – Clarington Fire Officials were called to respond to a fire in the pit of the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC) today. Additional waste deliveries have been cancelled at this time.

“There was a fire in the pit of the Durham York Energy Centre this afternoon, local Clarington Fire Officials are
on site and monitoring the situation,” said Susan Siopis, Commissioner of Works for The Regional Municipality
of Durham. “We do not yet know the cause of the fire, but we will work with...

DYEC Stack Test Update #6

Posted on Friday, August 05, 2016 11:41 AM

Whitby, Ont. – The Regional Municipality of Durham has received confirmation from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) that the scope of work for phase one of the abatement plan has been completed. The MOECC has given Covanta, the operator of the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC), approval to proceed with phase two of the abatement plan and initiate the restart of boiler #1. Boiler #1 will be started using natural gas to bring the combustion chamber
temperature up to...

DYEC Stack Test Update #5

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 05:15 PM

Whitby, Ont. – On Friday, June 24, Durham Region Waste Management staff were updated by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) regarding their review of the technical report that outlines the status of the Abatement Plan phase one activities.

The phase one scope of work was detailed in the Abatement Plan, which was prepared by Covanta. The MOECC-Technical Group is requesting further clarification on several items outlined in this technical report. (A copy of the technical...

DYEC Stack Test Update #4

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016 10:43 AM

Whitby, Ont. – The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to advise residents that boiler #1 at the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC) remains off-line in response to the May stack test failure. The DYEC continues to operate with boiler #2.

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) review of the phase one technical report, submitted last week, is ongoing. This report was prepared by the project consultant, HDR Inc. A copy of the report is available on the project website...

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