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State Cites Childers

November 12, 2008
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ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT CABINET Gov. Steven L. Beshear Dr. Len Peters, Secretary Contact: Allison Fleck, Division of Water 502-564-3410 For Immediate Release Department for Environmental Protection issues notice of violation in Whitesburg water contamination incident Don Childers held responsible for oil leakage FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 10, 2008) – The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection...

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Headwaters Test Results Due Back

November 11, 2008
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Results of independent tests done by Headwaters Inc. are expected back on Wednesday. We’ll post results here when they arrive. State tests show most contaminants below the minimum detectable level. There are some exceptions, most notably chloroform, which Headwaters board member Regina Donour tells me would be formed when hydrocarbons come into contact with...

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Water Ban Lifted, Headwaters does Independent Tests

November 6, 2008
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The Kentucky Division of Water has told customers of the Whitesburg water works that they can resume using city water without restrictions. Meanwhile, Headwaters Inc. (The Head of Three Rivers Project) conducted its own tests today. A team of samplers from the project collected water from the North Fork of the Kentucky River and...

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Reports and Data

November 6, 2008
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Independent tests for diesel, gasoline and volatile organics conducted on February 19, 2009. These were in response to a spill in the North Fork of the Kentucky River and that led to contamination of the Whitesburg water system. Click here for test results from McCoy & McCoy labs. Click here for backup results from...

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Water Update

November 5, 2008
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The Whitesburg Campus of Southeast Community College is also closed today. The Letcher County Health Department has issued a set of instructions for water users. I’ll get a copy and post those as soon as possible. Posted by Sam

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Diesel Fuel Spoils City Water Supply

November 4, 2008
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Whitesburg residents should avoid using city water for anything other than flushing toilets until tests show that diesel fuel has been purged from the water system. Diesel can cause eye and skin irritation, and if the fuel is aspirated (breathed into the lungs), it can cause swelling known as pulmonary edema, nervous system depression...

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Brownfields Workshop in Prestonsburg

July 17, 2008
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Brownfields Workshop in Prestonsburg

Did you know this is a Brownfield and could potentially be eligible for $200,000 in cleanup? Posted by Evan Smith, OSM/VISTA In an effort to educate communities about brownfield redevelopment, the Kentucky Brownfield Program has scheduled three brownfield funding and grant writing workshops. Malcolm Pirnie, an environmental engineering, science and consulting firm, will be...

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WYMT Brownfields Grant Interview

June 9, 2008
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WYMT Brownfields Grant Interview Amanda Price of WYMT interviews Head of Three Rivers VISTA Sam Adams about the recent $400,000 grant from Brownfields.

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Progress

May 4, 2008
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Progress

Since my term as OSM/VISTA expired, I’ve been behind the scenes (at times not in the scene at all.).Lately though I’ve been thinking that we are quite close to reaching the critical continuity/mass necessary to tie together various Letcher Co. water projects and have an overall sense of PROGRESS. I think that when we...

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Indiana Teams Help Clean Riverbanks

April 22, 2008
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Indiana Teams Help Clean Riverbanks

Students from Bethany Christian School in Goshen, Ind., put a big dent in the litter problem along about 50 yards of riverbank in Letcher County. A group of 12 students and two chaperones visited Letcher County this week to learn about coal mining issues in Appalachia. The school sends a group here each year...

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