With the proper training, DAQ inspectors can determine whether too much of a harmful contaminant is being released into the surrounding air by observing a plume of smoke billowing from a smoke stack. To receive that training, they attend “Smoke School.”
As of mid-June, the Cabinet had processed and approved more than 60 requests for regulatory flexibility — and was continuing to do so.
Every day, the DEPS laboratory and its scientists determine the composition of pollution in Kentucky. Learn more about the facility, which plays a vital role in Kentucky’s environmental health.