In 2010, the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection began the state’s largest and most expensive urban residential cleanup of toxic chemicals to date.
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.
Protecting watersheds is one of the most important ways to ensure reliable, safe drinking water.
Read how a Kentucky water district protected its watershed for nearly 17,000 Kentuckians