The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KDEP) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin cleanup Monday, Aug. 19, at several residential properties next to the former Black Leaf Chemical site in west Louisville. This is the largest urban residential Superfund cleanup in Kentucky history.
The agencies have been working together to provide the most current information
to the public and answer questions. A public meeting was held June 27 in which
a presentation was given and cleanup plans were discussed with the community. In case you missed it, see the details here.
Since then, KDEP and EPA representatives have been going door to door to discuss the project with residents and answer questions about the upcoming cleanup. Here are links to documents that are currently being distributed.
- Black Leaf Chemical Site Fact Sheet No. 6 (August 2013)
- Black Leaf Chemical – Residential Cleanup Frequently Asked Questions (Aug. 12, 2013)
- Black Leaf Chemical – 2013 Residential Soil Removal, Safety Suggestions for Residents (Aug. 12, 2013)
- Black Leaf Chemical Site Map and Surrounding Area
A press briefing will be held Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at 2 p.m. on the corner of 16th Street and Wilson Avenue.
KDEP and EPA representatives will work closely with residents to let them know when excavation for their property is scheduled, and relay information on progress and delays. The cleanup activities are expected to run into early November, as each yard is expected to take 2-3 days to complete.
More information will be posted on Naturally Connected as it comes available. If you have questions or concerns, contact Kentucky Division of Waste Management Assistant Director Tim Hubbard at 502-564-6716.