Topic: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
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.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department in cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Office of Sustainable Practices has established three permanent locations for Pill Drop Boxes as part of the Pharmaceutical Take Back Program.
The program is designed to establish permanent collection points to receive unwanted, unused or expired medications. The drop hours are Monday- Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.
Montgomery County, TN – Representatives from organizations that were certified in 2013 opted to attend a CMC Green Certification Refresher Class where they were brought up-to-date on the latest environmental concerns in our community, discussed their own impacts on the environment and shared their continued improvements.
Nashville, TN – The seasonable spring weather has sent Tennesseans outside to spruce up their properties. Because these maintenance efforts often include burning of tree limbs, lumber and other debris, the State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds homeowners to be aware of outdoor-burning safety precautions.
“Negligent outdoor burning can lead to death, injury, property loss and environmental damage,” Tennessee Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak said. “We urge residents to take care and use all safety precautions.” «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – Bi-County Solid Waste Management, in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, September 13th from 8:00am to 1:00pm at the transfer station parking area, located at 1230 Highway Drive.
The collection site will accept items such as household cleaners, herbicides, pesticides, gasoline, transmission fluid, pool chemicals, etc. This event is established to protect the environment and sanitation workers by keeping these items out of the regular trash and landfill. «Read the rest of this article»
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