Environment & Conservation

TDEC to Kick Off Earth Day Week by Honoring Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division

Friday, April 15, 2011 | 12:15 pm
Company Reaches Highest Level in Tennessee Pollution Prevention Partnership
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau will visit Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division on Monday, April 18, at 1 p.m. to recognize the company for environmental achievements, a fitting way to kick off Earth Day celebrations for the week. The facility, located at 1431 Vultee Boulevard, will be honored for achieving Performer Level status in the Tennessee Pollution Prevention Partnership environmental leadership program.

TVA Agrees to Settlement to Improve Air Quality

Thursday, April 14, 2011 | 11:00 am

State to Receive $26 Million to Fund Clean Air Projects as Result of Agreement with TVA

NASHVILLE – Tennessee is expected to receive more than $26 million to fund energy conservation, alternative energy and/or pollution reduction projects, which will also reduce air pollution as the result of an agreement approved today by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board of Directors.

Haslam Proclaims April 10-16 Tennessee State Natural Areas Week

Friday, April 08, 2011 | 03:45 pm
Special Activities Across Tennessee Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the State Natural Areas Preservation Act
 
NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed April 10–16 Tennessee State Natural Areas Week, and Tennesseans are encouraged to join in a weeklong celebration with activities such as wildflower hikes, guided tours and volunteer stewardship efforts. 

TDEC Receives $4.5 Million Grant for Lead-Based Paint Initiative in North Nashville

Thursday, April 07, 2011 | 04:39 pm
TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau is joined by members of the Davidson County Legislative Delegation to accept a $4.5 million check from HUD for lead-based paint initiatives in North Nashville
TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau is joined by members of the Davidson County Legislative Delegation to accept a $4.5 million check from HUD for lead-based paint initiatives in North Nashville
Local Campaign Kicks Off, Helping Homes in North Nashville Become Safer, Healthier Environments
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau was joined by local elected officials, community leaders and special guests on Thursday, April 7, to accept a $4.5 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund lead-based paint initiatives in the North Nashville community. The event also marked the kickoff of a community outreach campaign, designed to solicit participation in the program and educate families on the hazards of lead-based paint.

State Advises Residents: Do Not Take Potassium Iodide

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 | 04:47 pm

Minor Increase in Radiation Levels Poses No Public Health Threat

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health advises residents that there is no need to purchase or take potassium iodide (KI) because of the on-going nuclear crisis in Japan and the recently reported minor increase in radiation levels in Tennessee. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission also has issued guidance stating that taking KI is not recommended. KI is given to people who are exposed to certain types of radioactivity.