The Marketplace – For Recycling Commodities

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For Recycling Commodities

The most recent issue of The Marketplace is now available
for download

The Marketplace focuses on recycling trends, the “all state agency” e-Scrap contract and recyclable commodities’ pricing for those in the recycling industry, including centers, local governments, processors, brokers and end users. Continue reading

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Pre-bid Meetings Held at Maxey Flats Disposal Site

Contractors to Bid on Final Closure Cap Construction

Contractors interested in bidding on the final cap construction contract walked across the existing reinforced geomembrane liner at the Maxey Flats Disposal Site in Hillsboro, Ky., as part of last week’s mandatory pre-bid meetings.

Photo by Virginia Lewis

Photo by Virginia Lewis

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SNIPSNot all news needs to be covered through an extended article. But it is still
important that you know about activities and decisions that may affect your business, communities and families. To help keep you informed, the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) routinely compiles a short listing of state and federal topics that we affectionately call SNIPS. If you have questions about these items or need environmental assistance, contact DCA at 800-926-8111 or Continue reading

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Free Grant Writing Workshops

Writing Environmental and Community Development Grants

Have you been tasked with writing grants, but don’t know where to start? Have you written grants previously but were not successful?

Join us for our FREE, one-day grant writing workshop, which will provide participants with a solid understanding of grant writing and tips and tricks that will help make proposals more attractive to funding agencies. This workshop will highlight community development and environmental grants. However, the information covered will be applicable to many other types of grants from federal government and foundation funding agencies. The last portion of the workshop will highlight the upcoming EPA Brownfield Grants that can help communities redevelop properties with environmental issues. If you have questions, contact Amanda LeFevre at Check out the draft agenda. You must register to attend.  

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Division of Waste Management requests grant applications for three programs

Kentucky counties urged to apply for funds

Division of Waste Management (DWM) is calling for grant applications for three waste-management programs: waste tire recycling and disposal; the cleanup of illegal dumps; and the cleanup of litter along public roads.

“These grant programs provide much-needed funding to local governments,” said EEC Secretary Len Peters. “The illegal open dump program has been very successful, cleaning up 1,583 illegal dump sites since its inception in 2006.

“The Litter Abatement Grant program is a very simple and efficient way to help the scenic cities and counties of the Commonwealth ensure that their roads remain litter-free,” added Peters. “In fact, since 2003, the state and local governments have cleaned up 2.2 million miles of roadways.” Continue reading

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Potentially Harmful algal blooms identified in several Kentucky lakes

Division of Water advises lake visitors to make informed decisions

The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have confirmed the presence of potentially harmful algal blooms (HABs), or cyanobacteria at levels exceeding recommended safety thresholds at several lakes in Kentucky. These lakes include Guist Creek Lake, Willisburg Lake, Carpenters Lake and Beaver Lake.

This past June, DOW released similar warnings about harmful algal blooms at Barren River Lake, Nolin Reservoir, Green River Lake, Rough River Lake, Taylorsville Lake and Greenbriar Creek Reservoir in Montgomery County. Advisories for all of these lakes and reservoirs are still in effect. Continue reading

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Geophysical Introductory Course Making Waves at DWM

Thomas B. Brackman, M.S., P.G., delivers the Geophysical Introductory Course to division staff.  Photo by Kim Greenidge.

Thomas B. Brackman, M.S., P.G., delivers the Geophysical Introductory Course to division staff. Photo by Kim Greenidge.

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Superfund Branch, in conjunction with Northern Kentucky University (NKU), held a one-day course providing staff with practical information on the benefits and limitations of geophysical techniques on hazardous waste and underground storage tank (UST) sites. The course covered the application and methods of shallow environmental geophysics. It was designed for those with little to no experience or background in geophysics who could use it in the course of site characterization and remediation.

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