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Senator Carper to Spend Monday, June 28, 2004, in Sussex County

Biodiesel Event at Local Wright Soybean Farm Tour Beebe Health Campus

Jun 25 2004

Georgetown, DE – Senator Tom Carper will head to Sussex County on Monday, June 28, 2004. The Senator will visit the farm of Dallas Wright, a soybean farmer in Millsboro, who uses farm equipment that runs on biodiesel. The Senator will speak with Dallas about the benefits of soybeans and biodiesel, and will drive a tractor that uses biodiesel. Biodiesel is safe, biodegradable and reduces serious air pollutants such as soot, carbon monoxide and air toxins. Earlier this month, the Senator visited the future site of a proposed biodiesel production facility in Clayton. Senator Carper supports the biodiesel plant because he believes that at a time when our country imports almost 60 percent of the oil we use, some of it from nations hostile to our own, we can take oil from Delmarva soybeans, mix it with traditional diesel fuel, and create fuel for more environmentally-friendly vehicles. Senator Carper says it’s a win-win situation for both our local economy and the environment. The Senator will then head to Rehoboth to tour the Beebe Health Campus. The health campus, which opened in September, 2003, offers advanced imaging technology, including x-rays, MRIs, CAT scans, ultrasounds, and mammograms. Monday, June 28, 2004 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Visit to Soybean Farm of Dallas Wright* 28272 Warwick Road Millsboro 2:50 pm - 3:45 pm Tour of the Beebe Health Campus 18941 John J. Williams Highway (Route 24) Rehoboth Beach *Directions to Wright farm: Take Route 113 South into Millsboro. Make a left onto Route 24 East. Once you pass Mount Aire Poultry, make a right onto the first blacktop road (Warwick Road). The Wright farm is ½ mile on the right.