Virginia issues report on chemical releases for 2011

RICHMOND, VA., March 18, 2013 — Virginia industries reported that chemicals released on-site at their facilities decreased by 12.7 percent in 2011, according to the latest Toxics Release Inventory produced by the Department of Environmental Quality.

Industries also reported 860.2 million pounds of chemicals managed on-site, transferred off-site or released to the environment, a 5.5

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Bourbon and the environment

Most people probably wonder what bourbon and environmental protection have in common.

“A lot, actually,” says John Eisiminger, coordinator of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s KY EXCEL program. “Kentucky’s bourbon industry relies on natural and local resources, such as groundwater, to produce their product, and it is in their best interest to protect those

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