In 2010, the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection began the state’s largest and most expensive urban residential cleanup of toxic chemicals to date.
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) drone team is soaring to new heights, finding new uses for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) seemingly each month. Made up of pilots from the divisions of waste management, water and abandoned mine lands, the team recently showcased their drones at a showing for fellow #TeamEEC members.
In the late 1960s through the mid-1970s, Louisville industries disposed of hazardous waste at an illegal dump in Bullitt County known as Valley of the Drums.
The site, which KDEP continues to monitor, looks today like a grass-covered hill surrounded by a fence. It looks nothing like it did.