DuPont, MBNA, Poop in Wilmington's Rivers
Wilmington dumps hundreds of millions of gallons per year of raw sewage mixed with polluted runoff and toxic chemicals into the Christina and Brandywine Rivers each year.

38 "Combined Sewer Overflows" dump the sewage, threatening the health of anyone coming into contact with river water. Children are especially at risk. Diseases and parasites that can be transmitted include Typhoid fever, Tapeworms, Dysentery, Cholera, Poliomyelitis, Meningitis, Gastroenteritis, Hepatitis, Diarrhoea, Roundworms,, and Mononucleosis. The sewage also contains poisons such as mercury and PCBs, which cause cancer and birth defects.

Big corporations like DuPont and MBNA have headquarters in Wilmington, with thousands of employees using this combined sewer system. These companies have greatly expanded their operations in Wilmington, and order Delaware leaders around, but haven't used their influence to make Delaware a green and healthy place.

MBNA has credit card deals with the Sierra Club and the National Resources Defense Council. (The Sierra Club has supported increased pollution discharges from the City of Wilmington Sewage Treatment Plant.)

Green Delaware asks DuPont and MBNA to support legislation to prohibit Combined Sewer Overflows in Delaware after January 1, 2008

Call DuPont: 302.774.1000

Call MBNA: 302.453.9930, 1.800.362.6255

For more information contact Green Delaware

Green Delaware is a community based organization working on environment and public health issues. We can be reached at 302.834.3466, greendel@dca.net, http//www.greendel.org