TDEC to host interactive watershed event in Silver Point, Tennessee on Monday, October 12th for the people who live, work and play in the Caney Fork River watershed.
Thursday, October 08, 2015 | 2:00pm
Monday, September 21, 2015 | 3:36pm
143 Permanent Collection Bins in 78 Counties statewide
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, in partnership with local and state law enforcement agencies, announced today the growing success of the permanent collection bins for Tennessee residents to properly dispose of used or unwanted medication. Today’s announcement brings the total of 143 permanent collection bins statewide.
Along with several local agencies, other state departments that partnered with TDEC were the Tennessee Department of Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Safety and Homeland Security, and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Through TDEC’s Pharmaceutical Collection Program, the permanent bins offer a safe and easy way to dispose of unwanted medication, while creating opportunities for residents to promote environmental protection and a safer community. National statistics suggest that nearly 90 percent of Americans improperly dispose of outdated or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
Monday, August 17, 2015 | 3:13pm
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced today that a water contact advisory for a 1.8- mile section of Oostanaula Creek in Athens, Tenn., has been lifted.
Monday, August 17, 2015 | 3:08pm
The Tennessee Historical Commission and Tennessee Wars Commission are requesting applications for projects to protect Civil War and Underground Railroad sites in Tennessee.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | 12:49pm
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced that two communities and three utility districts have been approved to receive more than $12.1 million in low-interest loans for water infrastructure improvements.
Friday, August 07, 2015 | 9:43am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) issued a Commissioner’s Order today 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.
Thursday, August 06, 2015 | 11:34am
The Tennessee Historical Commission announced today the addition of six Tennessee sites to the National Register of Historic Places. “The National Register is an honorary recognition for time-honored places that enrich our communities and make them unique,” said Patrick McIntyre.
Friday, July 24, 2015 | 1:34pm
TDEC to host interactive watershed event in Athens, Tennessee on Thursday, July 30th at 5:00 PM ET for the people who live, work and play in the Hiwassee River Watershed.
Thursday, July 02, 2015 | 9:51am
TDEC’s Division of Solid Waste Management will accept applications for Recycling, Used Oil and Waste Reduction Grants beginning July 1, 2015. The department is contacting local communities about grant availability and will host workshops to help communities understand the application process.
Thursday, July 02, 2015 | 9:41am
TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau, in partnership with Governor Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative, today announced Tennessee Promise Saturday, a student volunteer day to be held in all Tennessee State Parks on Saturday, July 18.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | 3:57pm
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced that two communities have been approved to receive more than $2.2 million in low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 4:25pm
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today awarded more than $3.1 million to fund energy efficiency projects for local governments and municipalities, utilities and state entities across Tennessee.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 9:23am
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau has announced the lifting of a water contact advisory for nearly one half-mile of Mine Lick Creek as it runs through Baxter in western Putnam County.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 9:21am
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Office of Energy Programs today announced it will offer a two-tiered rebate on qualifying electric vehicles that are purchased or leased and registered in the State of Tennessee.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 9:15am
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced the winners of the 2015 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards (GESAs). The 11 winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Nashville on June 23.