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PLANET Gives Back planted trees and landscape at Home of the Innocents in Louisville

PLANET held its annual PLANET Gives Back project, a volunteer service event, during this year's Green Industry Conference (GIC) in Louisville, Ky.

A group of approximately 75 PLANET member volunteers worked to enhance the Home of the Innocents, a nonprofit shelter and pediatric convalescent center that provides services to those facing severe crisis, including children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned, medically fragile children, and those with autism. PLANET Gives Back volunteers will plant approximately 25 trees, spruce up the facility's playground as well as its butterfly gardens, and plant cold crops in raised vegetable beds. 

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USW Criticizes DOE Delay on Paducah Plant Transition

USWThe United Steelworkers (USW) expressed extreme disappointment over Department of Energy (DOE) plans to further delay transition of the Paducah, Ky., uranium enrichment site to cleanup mode.

"The DOE's latest request for offers (RFO) on the plant, issued last week, will delay resolution of the matter at least six months," said USW Vice President Carol Landry.

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Recycling Innovators Forum crowns first winner

Resource Recycling Copyright 2013A unique project aimed at modernizing the way consumers relate to recycling was named the winner of the inaugural Recycling Innovators Forum, held in conjunction with this week's Resource Recycling Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

The group behind the winning effort, Earth911, Inc., received a $20,000 honorarium to help bring the project to market.

The idea beat out nearly 50 other proposals that were initially submitted to the forum. Of those, nine finalists were chosen, and on Aug. 26, project representatives for the finalists presented their recycling-related visions to a panel of judges.

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United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky Reach Agreement with AK Steel Corporation to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations

The United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky have reached a settlement with the AK Steel Corporation (AK Steel) in Ashland, Ky., resolving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, AK Steel’s title V permit, and the Kentucky State Implementation Plan, announced the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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