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Allen Harim Foods, LLC Information Page

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Division of Water hereby gives notice of Secretary’s Order No. 2015-W-0046 regarding  issuance of the following permits for Allen Harim Foods, LLC, located on DE Route 5 (Sussex County Road 22), Harbeson, Sussex County, Delaware.

Allen Harim Foods, LLC National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit application Allen Harim Foods, LLC has applied for re-issuance of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Number: 0000299 (State Number WPCC 3131F/76) to discharge treated process water, domestic waste water, and storm water from its facility located at 18752 Harbeson Road in Harbeson, Sussex County, Delaware to Beaverdam Creek which discharges to the Broadkill River. This facility is a poultry processing plant which involves the transportation of live birds from the poultry farms, slaughtering, defeathering, eviscerating, chilling, packing, and the shipping of poultry meat to the distributors. The industrial and domestic wastewater from the poultry plant flows into their sanitary treatment plant (STP). The STP consists of primary screening, dissolved air flotation, biological nutrient removal (anoxic basins followed by aerobic basins), secondary clarifiers, chlorination, and dechlorination. Process related storm water is collected in sumps with pumping of first flush to the STP. Sludge treatment consists of aerobic digestion, dewatering by filter press and land application.

Allen Harim Foods, LLC Corporation (Harbeson, Delaware) Wastewater Facilities Construction permit application information page

Allen Harim Foods, LLC has applied for a permit application  for it's facility located on Delaware Route 5, Harbeson, Sussex County, Delaware to construct Phase 1 improvements to and an expansion of its Wastewater Treatment Facility, including two (2) new Raw Wastewater Pumps; one (1) new Flow Equalization Basin; two (2) new Recycle Pressurization Pumps; three (3) new HP motors; two (2) new Effluent Pumps; one (1) new jet aeration header, jet recirculation pump and air supply blower; one (1) new Final Clarifier; a new ultraviolet (UV) final effluent disinfection system with a new concrete tank, UV banks and controls; and modifications to the existing Return Activated Sludge (RAS)/Waste Activated Sludge (WAS) Pump Station. 

Allen Harim Foods, LLC Corporation (Harbeson, Delaware) Wastewater Facilities Phase II Construction permit application information page

Allen Harim Foods, LLC has applied for a permit application for it's facility located on Delaware Route 5, Harbeson, Sussex County, Delaware to construct Phase II improvements to and an expansion of its Wastewater Treatment Facility, including One(1) new Nitrification Reactor #2B tank with diffused aeration equipment and air supply blowers, one (1) new Anoxic Reactor #3 tank with jet recirculation pump and jet header mixing system, one (1) new Aerobic Reactor #4 tank with diffused aeration equipment and air supply blowers and with mixed liquor flow division unit for Final Clarifiers, retrofitting the existing CMAS #2  into a new Waste Sludge Storage Tank #3, new traveling bridge Tertiary Sand Filters for post treatment of Final Clarifier effluent, one (1) new Screw Press for mechanical dewatering of excess thickened biosolids pumped from the two Sludge Storage Tanks, one (1) new Wastewater Equipment Building for enclosure of new blowers, pumps, Tertiary Filter, chemical equipment and operator office, bathroom and lab and related improvements. 

 

 
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