Lees Lane Landfill http://wfpl.org en Public Meetings Are Coming Up This Week to Discuss Lees Land Landfill http://wfpl.org/post/public-meetings-are-coming-week-discuss-lees-land-landfill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A pair of community meetings with environment officials are coming up this week to discuss cleanup efforts at the old Lees Lane Landfill in southwest Louisville.</span></p><p><a href="/term/lees-lane-landfill">The long-contaminated site </a>was closed down in 1975 and was declared a toxic Superfund site after 400 drums of hazardous materials were found near the Ohio River.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Clean-up efforts have been ongoing, but residents have expressed concerned about contamination and health risks.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 26 May 2014 12:09:50 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9414 at http://wfpl.org Public Meetings Are Coming Up This Week to Discuss Lees Land Landfill Environmental Quality Commission Head Urges Action on Lees Lane Landfill http://wfpl.org/post/environmental-quality-commission-head-urges-action-lees-lane-landfill <p>Kentucky’s top environmental advocate is calling for further action on a former Superfund site in Southwest Louisville. The head of the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission says it’s time to start a conversation about the future of the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/southwest-louisville-residents-still-concerned-about-long-dormant-landfill" target="_blank">Lees Lane Landfill.</a></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 6264 at http://wfpl.org Environmental Quality Commission Head Urges Action on Lees Lane Landfill Regulators Recommend Further Restrictions on Public Access at Lees Lane Landfill http://wfpl.org/post/regulators-recommend-further-restrictions-public-access-lees-lane-landfill <p>The Kentucky Division of Waste Management says <a href="http://kydep.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/lees-lane-sample-results-show-additional-work-needed/" target="_blank">recent soil tests </a>suggest the public should stay off of the Lees Lane Landfill site.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:13:38 +0000 Erica Peterson 5950 at http://wfpl.org Regulators Recommend Further Restrictions on Public Access at Lees Lane Landfill Lees Lane Landfill Soil Testing Shows Contamination, But Source and Scope Still Unknown http://wfpl.org/post/lees-lane-landfill-soil-testing-shows-contamination-source-and-scope-still-unknown <p>New soil sampling at the Lees Lane Landfill shows there’s still some contamination at the site, but further testing is needed to determine whether the heavy metals and toxic chemicals found in the tests originated at the landfill.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 19:59:59 +0000 Erica Peterson 5387 at http://wfpl.org Lees Lane Landfill Soil Testing Shows Contamination, But Source and Scope Still Unknown At Community Meeting, EPA Lays Out Next Steps for Lees Lane Landfill http://wfpl.org/post/community-meeting-epa-lays-out-next-steps-lees-lane-landfill <p>Federal Environmental Protection Agency officials say there&rsquo;s still work to be done at the Lees Lane Landfill site in southwest Louisville, though they don&rsquo;t believe the site is currently a danger to nearby residents.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 03:34:53 +0000 Erica Peterson 1070 at http://wfpl.org EPA Will Hold Meeting About Lees Lane Landfill Tomorrow http://wfpl.org/post/epa-will-hold-meeting-about-lees-lane-landfill-tomorrow <p>Representatives from the <a href="http://www.epa.gov" target="_blank">Environmental Protection Agency </a>will be in Louisville tomorrow to discuss a former toxic Superfund site.</p><p>New environmental issues have arisen at the <a href="http://epa.gov/region4/superfund/sites/npl/kentucky/leelky.html" target="_blank">Lees Lane Landfill </a>in West Louisville.</p><p>The landfill was closed in 1975. After 400 drums of hazardous materials were found on the site near the Ohio River several years later, Lees Lane was classified as a toxic Superfund site, and cleanup began.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:28:21 +0000 Erica Peterson 1055 at http://wfpl.org