Division of Waste Management
Remediation of old Campbellsville Landfill complete

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, November 27, 2007  
Contact Information:  Eva Smith-Carroll, 502-564-6716  

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 27, 2007) – Environmental remediation of the old Campbellsville Landfill, a $9 million project financed by the Kentucky Pride Fund, is complete.

Measures were taken to reduce or eliminate releases of leachate to the environment. Leachate is water that collects contaminants as it seeps through the landfill.

Work included installation of a drain to divert spring water, a barrier-type cap to keep out rainwater, a leachate collection and pumping system and a wildlife pond. Other work involved relocating waste that was off-site and consolidating waste areas, putting soil cover in place, final seeding, constructing access roads and a buffer zone, and installing landfill gas headers and vents, groundwater monitoring wells and a security fence.

Malcolm Pirnie Inc., Columbus, Ohio, did site characterization, design and preparation of a bid package for the project. The Walker Co., Mt. Sterling, was the construction contractor.

Campbellsville mayor Brenda Allen said the city could not have come up with the money for the project and she is “thankful” that financing was available through the Kentucky Pride Fund.

The Kentucky Pride Fund, created by the 2002 General Assembly, is administered by the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management. Funding comes from a $1.75 per ton fee paid by generators of waste disposed at municipal solid waste landfills and the proceeds from a $25 million bond issue.

The Taylor County project is among several being conducted under state oversight at old, closed landfills. Construction is complete on the old Perry County Landfill, the Sims Road Landfill and Briar Hill Landfill in Scott County, and the old Leitchfield Landfill in Grayson County.  Work is in progress at Leitchfield’s Millwood Landfill, the old Floyd County Landfill, the old Cynthiana Landfill in Harrison County, the old Manchester Landfill in Clay County and the old Harlan County Landfill.