FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 13, 2017) – A meeting of the Kentucky Lead Workgroup will take place March 15 at 1:30 p.m. EDT at the Kentucky Division of Water building, 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, Ky.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 9, 2017) – Kentucky has a long history of caring for and protecting its abundant natural resources and one of the most important of these is water. The Commonwealth boasts a network of lakes, streams and rivers that are a vital source of drinking water, as well as a source of recreation for its citizens.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 3, 2017) – March 6-10, 2017 is Groundwater Awareness Week and the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) is launching a new field survey project to view Groundwater Protection Plans (GPPs) across the state.
A recent article about a closed ash pond at the E.W. Brown Power Station near Danville and its effect on Herrington Lake suggested that the state’s proposed Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) regulations developed by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and being adopted by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) would lead to more instances of pollutants being discharged into waterways.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved its review of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report for E coli, pH, Cadmium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Nickel and Zinc, 54 Pollutant-Waterbody Cominations on 25 stream segments in the Pond Creek Watershed in early Feb.
You can find the link to the entire TMDL report here.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 7, 2017) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet is now accepting grant proposals for projects that promote the use of recycled waste tires. This grant has been used to fund crumb rubber mulch for landscaping projects in recent years, but the cabinet is encouraging applicants to expand the scope of potential projects for this grant cycle.
Analysis of data from the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) by the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) shows a continued downward statewide trend in toxic pollutants entering Kentucky’s environment. With continued reduction in reported releases, the potential impact on communities that may be disproportionately impacted has also decreased.