Topic: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd have announced that 15 communities will receive $5.7 million in Site Development Grants to prepare economic development sites for market.
The Site Development Grant program is part of the larger Rural Economic Development Fund announced by Haslam and Boyd last October.
Montgomery County, TN – The decision was made in 2012 for Bi-County Solid Waste Management (SWM) to accept and haul refuse from neighboring counties. As of May 1st, 2016, Bi-County SWM will not accept or haul any refuse from outside Stewart and Montgomery Counties until further notice.
Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett states, “We have recently become aware that our landfill expansion permit has not yet been issued. Without the ability to expand our current landfill capacity, we cannot accommodate the neighboring counties and still leave room for the disposal needs of our own citizens.”
Nashville, TN – As fire crews contain hundreds of acres of wildfire that are currently burning in Tennessee, the State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind the public to be aware of outdoor-burning safety precautions.
“Negligent outdoor burning can lead to death, injury, property loss and environmental damage,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Care must be taken to ensure that burnings are conducted safely.”
Clarksville Parks and Recreation seeks Public Input for State Grant to Improve Swan Lake Aquatic Center
Clarksville, TN – As part of an application for grant funding through the State of Tennessee’s Department of Environment and Conservation, the City of Clarksville’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting public meetings to give citizens an opportunity to comment on a proposed project at the Swan Lake Pool located at 2002 Sanders Road in Clarksville.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Bedford County and Montgomery County on March 19th. Since the program’s inception in 1993, more than 322,000 households have properly disposed of more than 21 million pounds of material.
Clarksville Police Department “Count It, Lock It, Drop It” program raises awareness about Prescription Drug Abuse
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Department says in the ever changing world of drug abuse, prescription drug abuse is currently a leading problem among both youth and adults in the United States.
There are many reasons that communities struggle with drug addiction, but two of those reasons that community organizations can create community awareness around, are the perception of harm and ease of access to prescription drugs.
Five Military Veteran State Employees Honored for Exemplary Service
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Colonel Jimmie Cole from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize five veteran state employees and more than 506,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras.
The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville.
“It’s an honor to celebrate these veterans and the contributions they make to state government,” Haslam said. “There are nearly 3,000 veterans working for the state, and we are grateful for their military service and their service to Tennessee.”
Clarksville, TN – Mayor Kim McMillan has been advised by an official with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), State Parks, that funds have been approved to repair the spillway/dam at Dunbar Cave State Park.
The project has already been approved by the State Building Commission.
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has issued Administrative Order against TVA
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) hsa issued a Commissioner’s Order to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) directing the investigation, assessment and remediation of all coal ash disposal sites across Tennessee.
This Order follows the federal coal combustion residual (CCR) rule, and not only ensures the state is kept abreast of TVA’s progress in complying with the federal rule, but also goes beyond what the federal rule requires. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Department of Health states Fluoridated Community Water is making a difference in Dental Health of Tennesseans
Nashville, TN – In 1951, the average cost of a new house in the U.S. was $9,000, gas was 19 cents a gallon and the “I Love Lucy” television show made its debut.
That same year, dental health in Tennessee took an important step forward when Milan, in Gibson County, became the first city in the Volunteer State to fluoridate its water supply.
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