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Posted on: February 28, 2024

Health Advisory, Safety Tips for Prescribed Fire Season in Flint Hills

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reminds Kansans that March and April are when large areas of the state’s rangelands are burned by prescribed fire, especially within the Flint Hills. 

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

Emissions Reduction & Mitigation Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded KDHE federal funds to create the Emissions Reduction and Mitigation Plan (E-RAMP). The program has two broad objectives and is split into two phases, planning and implementation.

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Get Ready for Kansas Radon Action Month in January

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in partnership with the Kansas Radon Program, encourages Kansans to take action this January by learning about radon and how its risks can be lowered.  

Radon is the second leading cause of l...

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Posted on: August 2, 2023

KDHE Announces Recipients of Solid Waste Reduction Grants

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is pleased to announce the recipients of the solid waste reduction grants. Grants totaled $333,037.56 and were awarded to 14 different cities, counties and organizations.

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

KDHE Provides Financing for Sanitary Sewer System Improvements in Mankato, Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announces financing for improvements to Mankato’s wastewater system. The financing package from KDHE will fund this project that consists of rehabilitating 39,500 feet of cured-in-place pipe...

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

KDHE Announces Winners of 2022 Keep It Clean Kansas Outreach Challenge

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced today that Jena Sims, Wichita, a 3rd grade teacher at Wichita Collegiate School, Eli Schoeman and Leanne Stewart, Lenexa, 5th grade teachers at Canyon Creek Elementary and Lesley Riddell-Koc...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Air Quality Advisory Rescinded for Parts of the Flint Hill Region Due to Seasonal Burning

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded an air quality advisory for parts of the Flint Hill region, through Manhattan toward Nebraska due to seasonal burning that was issued on April 7, 2023.

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Posted on: April 7, 2023

Air Quality Advisory Issued for Parts of the Flint Hill Region Due to Seasonal Burning

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is issuing an air quality advisory for the Flint Hill region, through Manhattan toward Nebraska. 

KDHE activated the Kansas smoke modeling tool on March 1, prior to widespread burning in the F...

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Posted on: February 27, 2023

Health Advisory, Safety Tips Issued During Flint Hills Burning Season

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reminds Kansans that March and April are the months when large areas of the state’s rangelands are burned, especially within the Flint Hills. These burns help preserve the tallgrass prairie ecosystem,...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Kansas Issues Fish Consumption Advisories for 2023

Fish Consumption Advisory

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) are issuing fish consumption advisories for 2023. The advisories identify types of fish or other aquatic animals that should be eaten in limited ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

KDHE Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Clean Water Act

Clean Water Act Proclamation Signing with Governor Laura Kelly

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) joined Governor Laura Kelly on October 18, 2022, in proclaiming the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act in Kansas. The signing recognizes the state’s investments in restoring and maintain chemical...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Notice of Public Meetings in Central and Eastern Kansas for Public Water Supply Lead and Copper Rule

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is holding public meetings to help communities and public water supply systems learn about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR).  Under the LC...

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