Black Leaf Chemical

Environment
4:33 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

More Contamination Found Near Black Leaf; At Least 69 Homes Affected

Credit Erica Peterson / WFPL

The Environmental Protection Agency has found more signs of toxic chemicals in properties near the former Black Leaf Chemical plant in Louisville’s Park Hill neighborhood. This brings the total number of contaminated properties to at least 69.

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Environment
8:46 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

EPA Has Few Answers for Residents at Black Leaf Community Meeting

The sign on the fence surrounding the former Black Leaf Chemical site in Park Hill.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Many of the people living near the former Black Leaf Chemical site in Louisville’s Park Hill neighborhood now know their yards are contaminated. But they want to know what the health risks are and whether the federal government will clean up their property. They got few answers at a meeting tonight.

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Environment
5:07 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

EPA Will Answer Questions About Black Leaf Contamination Tomorrow

A sign on the former Black Leaf Chemical site's property.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Residents living near the former Black Leaf Chemical site in Louisville’s Park Hill neighborhood may be able to get some answers about contamination near their homes at a community forum tomorrow.

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency released results of soil testing in the neighborhood. All fifty of the homes adjacent to the former Black Leaf Chemical site were contaminated—some with heavy metals, and some with traces of pesticides.

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Environment
3:00 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Councilman David James Asks EPA to Address Black Leaf Contamination With Community

District 6 Councilman David James is requesting the Environmental Protection Agency hold a public meeting to address recent soil testing near the Black Leaf Chemical site.

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Environment
4:30 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

EPA Finds Contamination in All Homes Tested Near Black Leaf Site

A sign on the fence surrounding the former Black Leaf Chemical site in Louisville's Park Hill neighborhood.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Soil testing in the yards of fifty homes bordering the former Black Leaf Chemical site in Louisville’s Park Hill neighborhood has revealed levels of carcinogens in all of them. And nine of those homes had even higher levels of contamination.

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