Earth Day 2016 is being celebrated globally with events in Kentucky as well. At the state level, there are two areas of environmental emphasis right now.
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Spokesman John Mura says an oil and gas work group begins meeting next month. Topping its agenda will be radioactive material discovered recently in two Kentucky landfills. He believes that was the genesis of the immediate work that the group is doing. “I think that its mission will extend past that to all restricted substances,” said Mura.