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Preliminary Institutional Scan - Google Sheets. ANDA - About. Argentine neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas (KS), 66106 subdivision profile. Breaking the silence. Kansas City intermodal facility key to U.S. agriculture, Vilsack says. Edgerton — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday called the new BNSF intermodal transportation facility in Johnson County an example of what makes the American agriculture industry competitive around the globe. "One of the great competitive advantages the U.S. has in agriculture and exports, and one of the reasons we’ve had the six best years of export of agricultural products, is the transportation system," Vilsack said after a tour of the facility.

"And we saw today the kind of efficiency that a system and a facility like this creates. " Before the tour, however, Vilsack met with U.S. "The entire supply chain is now backing up," Vilsack said. Vilsack noted that President Barack Obama recently sent Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to California in an effort to mediate the strike. "If there’s one area where the new Congress can work with the president, it’s probably trade," Roberts said. Logistics Park in Edgerton is a 443-acre facility that opened about 18 months ago. Decades old railway emitting harmful toxins, residents ask for more thorough studies. KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Kansas City, Kan., neighbors said a decades old railway is emitting harmful toxins into the air. A train passes through the Argentine Railway nearly every two minutes. "We can smell the diesel blowing into the neighborhood," Denny Larson, who works for the environmental advocacy group, Global Community Monitor, said.

That diesel is what residents like Leticia Decaigny breathe in every day. "You just get used to it and it's something that you don't realize what an issue it is until you're educated about how diesel affects your health," she said. Decaigny used a portable device to measure the air quality around the railway during the past year. She and Larson gathered the amount of diesel soot that's floating in the air. The results were alarming to Decaigny, especially when health is a big concern after her son died from brain cancer two years ago. "So that's why I'm more passionate about it," she said. "So that's the reason for concern," he said. BNSF said, via email: NIMBY's are at it in Kansas City, Ks. Date: 07/14/14 15:59NIMBY's are at it in Kansas City, Ks Author: livesteamer Article in today's Kansas City Star is now attacking the BNSF's more than century old Argentine Yard in Kansas City, Ks with complaints about diesel exhaust and diesel fumes.

The yard has been a fixture in KCK for at least one hundred years. Go figure--I have no patience for people who live near rail yards, airports or other industrial complexes. They knew what was near when they moved into the neighborhood. Here's the link: Marty Harrison Knob Noster, MO Date: 07/14/14 16:20Re: NIMBY's are at it in Kansas City, Ks Author: stevelv I think more focus should be directed towards developers who build residential neighborhoods next to rail yards and Interstate highways.

Edited 1 time(s). Date: 07/14/14 16:47Re: NIMBY's are at it in Kansas City, Ks Author: MojaveBill The final decision rests with local politicians who decide where development occurs. That's no joke. Breaking the silence. KDHE News Release - Cleaner locomotive demonstration scheduled for May 2 at BNSF Argentine Yard. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Bureau of Air. Diesel fumes near Kansas City, Kan., rail yard pose health threat, report says | The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star. Leticia DeCaigny straps a portable air-sampling device to the side of a neighbor’s deck.

For two days, the small gray box with what looks like a chimney on top will gather evidence of pollution from diesel engines. “It’s like a human lung,” sucking in air as a person would breathe, DeCaigny says as she pushes some buttons that set the device whirring. Just a few blocks away is the BNSF Railway’s vast Argentine rail yard, where switch engines move hundreds of freight cars to assemble trains headed for destinations across the country. For generations, the yard has been the lifeblood of this economically challenged Kansas City, Kan., neighborhood, providing jobs and attracting industry. But DeCaigny knows neighbors who regularly smell the diesel exhaust from the locomotives and the trucks that pick up and drop off cargo.

And she knows about the growing body of research that links diesel exhaust to a host of health problems —lung diseases, cancer, heart attacks and premature births. Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Northeast District Office. 1st KS Democratic HQ in Lecompton. The Northeast District Office, or NEDO, serves a 17 county area encompassing 11,030,945 square miles. The population is 1,211,016 according to the 2000 Census. There are 4,782 miles of rivers and streams, and 151 square miles of public lakes and wetlands. Surface water sources supply most of the drinking water for the large metropolitan areas. The Kansas, Marais des Cygnes, and Missouri Rivers, and Clinton Lake are the major suppliers. Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies are being developed and implemented for each of these surface water sources. Five of the largest solid waste landfills in Kansas are located within the NEDO, collectively receiving about 2.8 million tons of solid waste in 2006.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Kansas Spill Response Program. Kent Schierkolk, Spills Response Program Coordinator Phone: (785) 368-7301 Fax: (785) 296-4823 Email: kschierk@kdheks.gov 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 410 Topeka, KS 66612-1367 Burning bridge trestle and coal cars. Report spills to KDHE 24/7 at (785) 291-3333 Email Spill Response Program at spillhotline@kdheks.gov. Spills, discharges, and emergency releases can cause serious harm to public health and the environment. Federal and state laws require federal and/or state agencies be notified in the event of an accidental spillage of any materials that may pollute water, air, or soil. Updated Spill Notification and Reporting Procedures The State of Kansas has created a single hotline for Spill and Hazard reporting. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) are two of several state agencies that address spills.

PN-28-19-720-28-19-750-08-05-14.pdf. Kansas Department of Health and Environment: BoA Kansas Clean Diesel Program. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment established the Kansas Clean Diesel Program to use funds from the EPA for providing grants to help school districts, truck fleet owners, construction companies and other businesses install proven clean diesel technologies. The Kansas Clean Diesel Program can help advance these technologies by offsetting costs associated with implementing diesel emissions reductions projects. New Funding Round for Schools: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded funds in 2013 to Kansas and other states as part of the ongoing Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) State Grant Program.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will use those funds to provide grants of up to $50,000 to selected school districts to help reduce the emissions from their diesel bus fleets. Due to funding limitations, KDHE is focusing the grant in areas where air quality is a higher concern. Districts must use the award money for one of the following projects:

Emissions Factors & AP 42 | Clearinghouse for Emission Inventories and Emissions Factors | Technology Transfer Network. EPA_GHG_Reporting_Program.pdf. Clearinghouse for Inventories & Emissions Factors | Clearinghouse for Emission Inventories and Emissions Factors | Technology Transfer Network. Air Quality for Kansas.