February 29, 2016

Second Inspection Completed At Landfill With Radioactive Waste

From LEX18 Many questions remained unanswered following the discovery of tons of radioactive waste found in Estill County’s Blue Ridge Landfill. Since the middle and high school sit just across the street from the landfill, health inspectors have spent the past two days making sure students and faculty are safe. State emergency officials have given […]

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February 27, 2016

Video- Estill County Illegal Dump

People in Estill County had plenty to say about recent allegations involving radioactive waste dumped illegally in a landfill. Posted by LEX 18 on Friday, February 26, 2016

February 25, 2016

State Officials: Low-Level Nuclear Waste Illegally Dumped In Kentucky

Kentucky state officials say that low level radioactive material has been dumped illegally in an Estill County landfill. The material that was dumped is a combination of rock and salt water used in fracking operations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The naturally occurring radioactive material is supposed to be collected an recycled before going […]

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February 25, 2016

Notice To All Solid Waste and Special Waste Facility Owners and Operators

Date:  February 22, 2016 Subject:  Technologically Enhanced Naturally-Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM) Issue:  It has come to the attention of the Kentucky Division of Waste Management (DWM) that TENORM waste, some of which has been further processed prior to disposal, resulting from oil and gas drilling activities has been transported into Kentucky and disposed at certain […]

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February 24, 2016

EPA Announces Toyota Motor Manufacturing Achieved 2015 ENERGY STAR Certification

(02/24/16 – ATLANTA) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Kentucky is among 70 manufacturing plants to have achieved Energy Star certification for their superior energy performance in 2015. Together, these manufacturing plants saved a record amount of energy, cut their energy bills by $476 million, and reduced […]

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February 19, 2016

Mine Safety Director Appointed in Department for Natural Resources

Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely has announced the appointment of John D. Small to the position of Director of the Division of Mine Safety, effective Feb. 22, 2016. John is a native of Inez, Kentucky, and has spent the past 38 years in management positions in the coal mining industry in eastern Kentucky. Prior […]

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February 17, 2016

Fish Consumption Advisory Guidelines Updated

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 17, 2016)— The statewide fish consumption advisory has been revised due to levels of mercury found in fish samples from Kentucky waters, the Kentucky Departments for Public Health, Environmental Protection, and Fish and Wildlife Resources announced today. Fish consumption advisories are intended to advise the public of potential adverse health problems that […]

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February 9, 2016

Avoiding Lead Contamination in Public Drinking Water in Kentucky

In light of the recent news reports of lead contamination in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, awareness of the condition of our drinking water has been heightened in government, in water supply systems, and in the public. In 2014 the city of Flint, Michigan, temporarily switched its water source from Lake Huron, supplied by […]

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