State Division of Waste Management Announces Over $3.3 Million in Waste Grants

Recycling, household hazardous waste programs funded

The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management today announced 46 recycling and 25 household hazardous waste (HHW) grants of more than $3.3 million. The grants will be used to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste, which includes electronic scrap and mercury from homes throughout the Commonwealth. Continue reading “State Division of Waste Management Announces Over $3.3 Million in Waste Grants”

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Kentucky receives grant to study PAHs in urban settings

EPA) Office of Research and Development makes funds available via Regional Applied Research Effort (RARE) grants to EPA regions for research topics that are deemed to be of significant interest and/or impact to the region.

Last year, the Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Superfund Branch (SFB) submitted a proposal for a regional study designed to determine the background concentrations of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in urban settings, where
long-term anthropogenic, population and industry-driven activities have likely increased the overall levels of PAHs in surface soil that cannot be directly attributed to a specific release. Continue reading “Kentucky receives grant to study PAHs in urban settings”

Former Federal Mogul Property Scottsville, Ky., Allen County

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Entrance to the Former Federal Mogul Property Photo by Christopher Jung

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management (DMW) is currently coordinating ongoing studies and cleanup efforts at the former Federal Mogul facility located in Scottsville, Ky., in Allen County. This study stems from the historical releases of solvents that were in use since 1964 by the former occupant, Scotscraft Incorporated, to manufacture curtain rods. Scotscraft discontinued its process in 1982. Continue reading “Former Federal Mogul Property Scottsville, Ky., Allen County”

The following public notice has been issued by the Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Hazardous Waste Branch:

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Kentucky Division of Waste Management Announces more than $3 Million in Grants

Recycling, household hazardous waste programs funded

The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management announced 49 recycling and 23 household hazardous waste (HHW) grants to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste, which includes electronic scrap and mercury from homes throughout the Commonwealth.

Grant dollars from the Kentucky Pride Fund, which is generated by a $1.75 fee for each ton of municipal solid waste disposed of in Kentucky landfills, are financing the 72 grants totaling $3,041,950.85. Continue reading “Kentucky Division of Waste Management Announces more than $3 Million in Grants”

Blue Grass Army Depot and Blue Grass Chemical Activity:

Public Comment and Request Review Period on RCRA Hazardous Waste Storage Permit Renewal Application

The Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD), located near Richmond, Ky., provides conventional ammunition services, chemical defense equipment management and manufacturing capabilities for the Department of Defense. The Blue Grass Chemical Activity (BGCA), a tenant of the 15,000-acre depot, is responsible for safekeeping the chemical weapons stockpile stored at the depot. BGAD and BGCA have submitted an application to the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, Division of Waste Management, for renewal of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste storage permit. The RCRA permit, set to expire in September 2014, covers both conventional munition operations waste storage in two munition bunkers (igloos) and chemical munitions waste stored in 47 igloos. Continue reading “Blue Grass Army Depot and Blue Grass Chemical Activity:”

Public Notice and Fact Sheet – General Electric Appliance Park

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Hazardous Waste Branch has tentatively decided to approve a modification to the final remedy (approved in February 2010) for General Electric Appliance Park located in Jefferson County, Ky. The modification consists of a change in the remedy for one area inside a building (Building AP-1). Continue reading “Public Notice and Fact Sheet – General Electric Appliance Park”