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DYEC Stack Test Update #3 - Abatement Plan

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:15 AM

Whitby, Ont. – The Regional Municipality of Durham has received notification, from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), that they have approved the abatement plan prepared by the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC) operator, Covanta, in response to the recent stack test failure for boiler #1.

The abatement plan involves two phases of investigations. The project consultant HDR Inc. prepared a report regarding Covanta’s completion of phase one of the abatement plan and...

DYEC Stack Test Update #2

Posted on Friday, June 10, 2016 02:00 PM

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 recent stack test failure. Boiler #1 will stay off-line while the operator, Covanta, acquires approval from the Ministry of the
Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) for the abatement plan and completes phase one of the investigation to the satisfaction of the MOECC. The DYEC continues to operate boiler #2.

Currently,...

Update on recent stack test at Durham York Energy Centre

Posted on Friday, June 03, 2016 10:49 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 recent stack test failure. Boiler #1 will stay off-line while the operator, Covanta, undertakes phase one of the investigation into the failure which includes a thorough inspection of the boiler system and development of a plan for corrective action.

At this time, the abatement plan—which will include a detailed action...

DYEC stack test results

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 01:08 PM

Whitby, Ont. – A recent stack test, initiated by Durham and York Regions, showed results for boiler #1 were in exceedance of the Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) limits for dioxins and furans at the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC). Stack test results for boiler #2 demonstrated that all emissions were well below ECA limits and the facility continues to operate with boiler #2. The Regions have requested Covanta (the facility operator) take boiler #1 off-line and prepare a satisfactory...

Notice of Issuance of DYEC Acceptance Test Certificate

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016 02:12 PM

WHITBY, ON – The Regional Municipalities of Durham and York are pleased to report the Acceptance Test
Certificate has been issued for the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC).

After the December 2015 decision not to issue the Acceptance Test Certificate—due to marginal exceedances in (ash) Residue Quantity—Covanta activated the dispute resolution process, contending that the addition of cement, pozzolan and water to the fly ash should not have been included in the calculations of Residue Quantity....

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