Lees Lane Landfill

Environment
8:09 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Public Meetings Are Coming Up This Week to Discuss Lees Land Landfill

A sign on the Lees Lane Landfill warns trespassers the site may be dangerous.
Credit Erica Peterson/WFPL News

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.

The long-contaminated site was closed down in 1975 and was declared a toxic Superfund site after 400 drums of hazardous materials were found near the Ohio River. Clean-up efforts have been ongoing, but residents have expressed concerned about contamination and health risks. 

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Environment
7:30 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Environmental Quality Commission Head Urges Action on Lees Lane Landfill

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 Lees Lane Landfill.

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Environment
1:13 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Regulators Recommend Further Restrictions on Public Access at Lees Lane Landfill

A sign on the Lees Lane Landfill.

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management says recent soil tests suggest the public should stay off of the Lees Lane Landfill site.

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Environment
3:59 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Lees Lane Landfill Soil Testing Shows Contamination, But Source and Scope Still Unknown

A sign on the Lees Lane Landfill warns trespassers the site may be dangerous.
Erica Peterson WFPL

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. 

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Environment
11:34 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

At Community Meeting, EPA Lays Out Next Steps for Lees Lane Landfill

Federal Environmental Protection Agency officials say there’s still work to be done at the Lees Lane Landfill site in southwest Louisville, though they don’t believe the site is currently a danger to nearby residents.

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Environment
5:28 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

EPA Will Hold Meeting About Lees Lane Landfill Tomorrow

Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency will be in Louisville tomorrow to discuss a former toxic Superfund site.

New environmental issues have arisen at the Lees Lane Landfill in West Louisville.

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.

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