Croda Atlas Point

Croda's Atlas Point facility will conduct a test of a new community notification system at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

The test comes nearly fifteen months after the leak of a highly volatile chemical shut down the Delaware Memorial Bridge for nearly seven hours on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, 2018.

The audible alarm speaker is located at the intersection of Cherry Lane and Lukens Drive and is expected to sound for two minutes.

The tone should be heard within a one mile radius of the plant and include the subdivisions of Collins Park, Holloway Terrace, Swanwyck Gardens and Simonds Gardens.

Residents of those neighborhoods were upset about the notification and communication given them during the 2018 incident.

There is no action required by community residents for this test.

In the event of an actual emergency the alarm would sound for five minutes and residents should tune their radio to emergency broadcast stations which include WDEL and WSTW.

In addition to Tuesday's test, the company will conduct regularly scheduled tests on May 12th, August 11th and November 10th.

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