Next Steps in Louisville Superfund Cleanup

Crews continue excavation work in the Park Hill neighborhood of Louisville, Ky. Photo by Cody Munday
Crews continue excavation work in the Park Hill neighborhood of Louisville, Ky. Photo by Cody Munday

In what is known as the largest residential superfund cleanup in Kentucky’s history, state and federal agencies are nearly finished with replacing soil and sod in 68 residential yards in Louisville, Ky. These properties border a superfund site, the former Black Leaf Chemical property.

Since the residential cleanup activities began, access agreements have been received for 68 of 76 properties. At this time, 66 out of the 68 properties have been excavated and backfilled with clean soil with 10 of these still needing sod. Two properties on St. Louis Avenue remain to be addressed. Continue reading “Next Steps in Louisville Superfund Cleanup”

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

 To view all recent Kentucky Division of Waste Management public notices click here.

Hazardous Waste Determination: Learning Module

The Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) has recently released a new self-paced learning module to assist facilities in understanding how to properly identify, manage and dispose of hazardous wastes. This module and additional resources are located at DCA.ky.gov/Pages/ResourceDocuments.aspx.

DCA Haz Waste

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New Issue of Demil Dispatch Now Available

Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Blue Grass Army Depot section provides information on the Bluegrass Army Depot demilitarization effort through the Demil Dispatch newsletter.

Piping for the Munitions Washout System is being welded. Photo: Demil Dispatch.
Piping for the Munitions Washout System is being welded. Photo: Demil Dispatch.

The most recent issue is now available for download here. Continue reading “New Issue of Demil Dispatch Now Available”

Public Notice Regarding Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Hazardous Waste Branch has approved a trial burn plan for boiler no. 100 at Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC located in Jefferson County, Ky.

Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC uses hazardous waste with value as a fuel resource to burn in place of fossil fuels in boiler no. 100. This is a permitted hazardous waste management activity under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). A requirement of the Rohm and Haas RCRA permit states that boiler no. 100 must be retested every five years to verify that the feed limitations established within the permit remain effective in meeting regulatory limits on emissions. Continue reading “Public Notice Regarding Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC”

Kentucky Division of Waste Management Announces $1.5 Million in Waste Grants

Recycling, household hazardous waste programs funded

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management recently announced 47 recycling and 22 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 69 grants totaling $1,546,913.28. Continue reading “Kentucky Division of Waste Management Announces $1.5 Million in Waste Grants”

New Issue of Demil Dispatch Now Available

Clean air exhaust filter stacks are being moved through a lay down area. Photo: Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives.
Clean air exhaust filter stacks are being moved through a lay down area. Photo: Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives.

Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Blue Grass Army Depot section provides information on the Bluegrass Army Depot demilitarization effort through the Demil Dispatch newsletter.

The most recent issue is now available for download here.

Articles in this issue include: Continue reading “New Issue of Demil Dispatch Now Available”