EPA to test Louisville homes for toxic gases - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

EPA to test Louisville homes for toxic gases

Environmental Protection Agency officials plan to test homes near a former Superfund site in Louisville to see if they contain any vapors from toxic chemicals.
The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/TZpYFq) reports sampling will begin in June for about 50 homes near the long-closed hazardous waste landfill.
The move comes after monitoring wells the EPA installed last year found high gas levels from seven toxic chemicals.
EPA official Donna Seadler says the homes would need remediation if they have the same level of gases as the wells.
She says the testing consist of homeowners putting a special canister in a basement or crawl space for about 24 hours. The container is then sent to a lab to be analyzed.
  • LOCALMore>>

  • breaking

    Deadly hit-and-run investigation ongoing after man hit on I-69

    Deadly hit-and-run investigation ongoing after man hit on I-69

    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:50 AM EDT2018-06-23 12:50:46 GMT
    (Raycom Image)(Raycom Image)

    Authorities are investigating a deadly hit-and-run incident after a man was hit on I-69 late Friday.

    More >>

    Authorities are investigating a deadly hit-and-run incident after a man was hit on I-69 late Friday.

    More >>
  • U.S. House's Farm Bill would cause more instability, locals say

    U.S. House's Farm Bill would cause more instability, locals say

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:32 PM EDT2018-06-23 03:32:34 GMT
    (WFIE)(WFIE)

    The Republican-led House narrowly passed the Farm Bill on Thursday. The GOP-backed measure, which covers food and farm policy legislation, passed 213-211. It's a whopping $867 billion package that renews the safety net for farmers. But it's the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) changes that are controversial. The bill calls for tougher work requirements for SNAP recipients, known as food stamps. It could cause millions of Americans to lose benefits. So, what would...

    More >>

    The Republican-led House narrowly passed the Farm Bill on Thursday. The GOP-backed measure, which covers food and farm policy legislation, passed 213-211. It's a whopping $867 billion package that renews the safety net for farmers. But it's the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) changes that are controversial. The bill calls for tougher work requirements for SNAP recipients, known as food stamps. It could cause millions of Americans to lose benefits. So, what would...

    More >>
  • Name of victim in deadly domestic dispute released

    Name of victim in deadly domestic dispute released

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-06-23 00:23:20 GMT
    Authorities are saying it started as a domestic dispute on Wade Road near Wadesville. (WFIE)Authorities are saying it started as a domestic dispute on Wade Road near Wadesville. (WFIE)
    authorities are saying it started as a domestic dispute on Wade Road near Wadesville. (WFIE)authorities are saying it started as a domestic dispute on Wade Road near Wadesville. (WFIE)

    One person was killed in a shooting in Posey County.

    More >>

    One person was killed in a shooting in Posey County.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly