The News Journal from Wilmington, Delaware on October 26, 1990 · Page 20
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The News Journal from Wilmington, Delaware · Page 20

Wilmington, Delaware
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Friday, October 26, 1990
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B4 THE NEWS JOURNAL " FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 1990 Delaware ready to move on storm-water pollution By MOLLY MURRAY Sussex Bureau reporter REHOBOTH BEACH Municipalities throughout the state will soon feel pressure to correct storm-water runoff problems, officials said Thursday. The runoff carries pollutants into water supplies and state environmental chief Edwin H. "Toby" Clark II, called it "the major, predominant source of water pollution in the state." The experts call it non-point source pollution. State environmental, agriculture and conservation leaders, met Thursday for a conference on the problems it causes in Delaware. The forum was hosted by the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts. "Non-point source pollution has wide-spread causes, so we take a wide-spread approach in the effort to control it," said Richard Wel-don, president of the association of conservation districts. Every time it rains pollutants such as lawn fertilizers and agricultural pesticides, spilled gasoline and motor oil, dead chickens and road kills wash into waterways. The pollutants eventually reach the surface and groundwater and can taint drinking water supplies. "It effects everybody," said Clark, secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. "Everybody is a contributor and everybody can help solve the problem." Research has shown that in the Inlands Bays region an estimated 80 percent of the pollution comes from sources such as storm water runoff from urban streets, developments and farm lands, from failing septic systems and possibly from the air, Clark said. In the Chesapeake Bay, researchers have found that some pollution comes from particles in the air that settle onto surface waters, Clark said. Delaware was the first state to have federal Environmental Protection Agency approval for a non-point source pollution program. So far, the program has included pilot studies aimed at correcting chronic pollution problems. Federal officials promised Thursday that more federal dollars will be available for Delaware in the future. And state environmental officials plan to start pressuring municipalities to correct storm water Rothwell to head advisory council By NANCY KESLER Dover Bureau chief WILMINGTON Gov. Castle on Thursday named A. Douglas Rothwell to head his development advisory council, which has been dormant for months and leader-less for over a year. Castle formed the 22-member Delaware Advisory Council on Development Impact two years ago under the chairmanship of Allan C. Rusten, a nationally known management consultant. Rusten resigned within a year amid complaints of lack of staff support and slow progress. The council was created as part of Castle's Quality of Life program, a response to growing concern about a lack of comprehensive land-use policies. The governor promised a key role for the panel, which was to provide advice on land use and environmental issues. Rothwell, 34, headed Castle's Environmental Legacy, a program that brought together more than 100 citizens to chart the state's environmental future. Rothwell is a senior vice president at MBNA America, a credit-card operation headquartered near Newark. Rothwell, who lives in Pike Creek Valley, resigned Wednesday as chairman of the Council on Transportation to make time for his new post, which he assumed Thursday. He was a city of Wilmington policy analyst and later assistant state budget director from 1982-83. He headed the governor's Office of Policy and Coordination from 1983 to 1985. The governor said most people think land-use decisions are some of the most important being made nd he wanted Rothwell's knowledge of the problems surrounding tbem to provide the committee With strong leadership. ' Ry year's end, Rothwell said, he Wnts government agencies to W5V on population projections fcvp lh state. The governor wants to use those projections to HWintne the state's needs, such ft VttAtis, water and sewer. The governor also wants the Wmmlttee to figure out the best Way for state and local government to manage growth. "He's not looking for us to be Involved in the individual proposals Jhat come up," Rothwell said. "It's more a ma&er of talking about the process." problems, Clark said. Runoff impact is clear in municipalities like Rehoboth Beach, he said. Pollution from runoff is believed to have been a big cause of bacteria readings that resulted in 1989 beach closings. The cost of correcting runoff problems could be considerable. Some money will be available to help municipalities improve and correct runoff problems through the state's growing, $12 million revolving fund, Clark said. 'l-' r , rn n Corrado mystery still unsolved despite tips By JOY GWILLIM Special to The News Journal ELKTON, Md. The case of Robert Corrado remained an unsolved mystery Thursday, but authorities said a national television program about the West Chester, Pa., man's disappearance prompted many tips. Wednesday night's episode of NBC's "Unsolved Mysteries" featured Corrado, who apparently jumped to his death from the Delaware Memorial Bridge over a year ago days before he was to go on trial in Cecil County on drug and auto theft charges. rrn - 7 w ' mn77- But Cecil County officials contend Corrado faked his death, abandoning his car on the bridge and leaving a "suicide" note, to flee the criminal justice system. His body was not found. Police found Corrado's Pennsylvania driver's license in his car, but not his Delaware license. 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