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TDEC Encourages Tennesseans to Test for Radon During Radon Action Month

 

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is encouraging residents to identify and address radon problems in their homes as part of Radon Action Month by offering free radon test kits and hosting educational outreach events.

“Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, resulting in 15,000 to 22,000 deaths per year,” said TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau. “Radon has been detected in every county in Tennessee, so homeowners statewide should take the necessary steps to test their indoor air quality.”

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Montgomery County to hold Public Input Meeting on Stormwater Program, Notice of Intent

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County has been designated a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II community by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

The program is mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, who derives authority from the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq. (1972)).

Montgomery County has been designated a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II community

Montgomery County has been designated a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II community

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Montgomery County Government 2016 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Notice of Intent

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County has been designated a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II community by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

The program is mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, who derives authority from the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq. (1972)).

Montgomery County has been designated a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II community

Montgomery County has been designated a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II community

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Clarksville Police Department Asks, Are Your Medications Secure?

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Did you know that almost 7% of Tennessee’s 12-17-year-old population has used prescription drugs for non-medical use (Prescription for Success – www.tn.gov/mental).

Keeping your family and our community safe is as simple as securing the medications in your home. Answer the following five statements to find out about the security of your medications.

Clarksville Police Department asks, "Are Your Medications Secure?"

Clarksville Police Department asks, “Are Your Medications Secure?”

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Clarksville Police Department makes public aware of Prescription Drug Abuse

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – 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.

Count It, Lock It, Drop It — Are Your Meds Secure?

Count It, Lock It, Drop It — Are Your Meds Secure?

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Tennessee Agencies Provide Guidance as Devastating Wildfires Impact East Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation are urging residents of East Tennessee areas affected by devastating wildfires to protect themselves and their families from smoke.

While inhaling smoke may adversely affect anyone, those at greatest risk include the elderly, young children, pregnant women and those with existing respiratory conditions, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, or those with heart disease.

Smoke from devastating wildfires in East Tennessee areas can be damaging to your health.

Smoke from devastating wildfires in East Tennessee areas can be damaging to your health.

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Tennessee State Parks Host Day After Thanksgiving Hikes

 

Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes at all 56 of its parks on Friday, November 25th, the day after Thanksgiving. This is the third year for this event, and one in a series of five statewide ranger-led hikes throughout the year.

“Our public lands are here for all to enjoy and the After Thanksgiving Hikes are a perfect way to have fun with friends and family during the holiday,” said Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau. “Our parks offer something for everyone, so all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us for a peaceful stroll or a rugged trek.”

Enjoy an After Thanksgiving Hike at a Tennessee State Park

Enjoy an After Thanksgiving Hike at a Tennessee State Park

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Clarksville Street Department’s Ashlie Farmer commended by state Stormwater Association

 

Peers recognize her lobbying efforts

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Ashlie Farmer, storm water coordinator with the City of Clarksville Street Department, has received the Person of the Year Award from the Tennessee Stormwater Association.

Farmer earned the commendation for the time and dedication she devoted to the association in 2016.

Ashlie Farmer

Ashlie Farmer

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Reminds Tennesseans of Danger Posed by Dry Weather

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With dry conditions, low water levels, and little to no precipitation forecast throughout most of Tennessee for the foreseeable future, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to make fire prevention and fire safety a top priority this fall. 

“Drought conditions are increasing the threat of wildfires in Tennessee counties, specifically those in the eastern portion of the state,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “We urge Tennesseans to heed any burn bans currently activated in their community. By employing just a few basic fire safety precautions, the public can help prevent the devastating loss of life and property.”

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, TDEC Award More Than $17 Million for Local Parks and Recreation

 

City of Clarksville receives $488,000 gramt, Montgomery County receives $200,000

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced a series of grants totaling more than $17 million to help fund parks and recreation projects in Tennessee communities.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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