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00:00:02 - Background and childhood

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Partial Transcript: This is Dale Johnson with PRIDE and today we're at the, uh, Corbin Middle School in Corbin, Kentucky and today is January the twelfth, two thousand seventh.

Segment Synopsis: Swartz talks about when and where he was born. He then talks about the sewage system his childhood home had. He also discusses how he currently disposes of trash, as well as how his family obtained water.

Keywords: Allison Harding; Boone County (Ky.); Corbin Middle School; Courts, Fiscal; Door to door collection system; Emily Greer; Environmental crimes; Greer, Emily; Harding, Allison; Septic systems; Solid waste

Subjects: Childhood; Corbin (Ky.); Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Marriage; Middle schools; Plumbing.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Septic tanks; Sewage; Sewerage.; Waste disposal; Water; Wells; Whitley County (Ky.)

GPS: Whitley County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 36.7263, -84.1857
00:01:57 - Work with Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE)

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Partial Transcript: Are you aware of PRIDE programs for a cleaner environment?

Segment Synopsis: Swartz talks about his involvement with Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE) and gives suggestions for a cleaner and safer environment. Next, Swartz describes what he recycles and goes into greater detail about prosecuting people for crimes against the environment.

Keywords: Aluminum cans; Courts, fiscal; Crimes; Dumps, illegal; Evidence; Garbage pick up; Landfills; Leaching; Liners; Littering; Pepsi Cola Company; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Prosecution; Solid waste; Trash collection; United States Army Corps of Engineers (ACES); United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Whitley County enforcement; Williamsburg Sewer Plant

Subjects: Corbin (Ky.); Environmental law.; Environmental protection; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Frankfort (Ky.); Kentucky; Litter (Trash); Pepsi-Cola Company; Pollution.; Recycling (Waste, etc.); Recycling programs; Refuse and refuse disposal.; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.; United States. Environmental Protection Agency; Waste disposal; Whitley County (Ky.); Wildlife

GPS: Whitley County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 36.7263, -84.1857
00:13:37 - Protecting the environment

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Partial Transcript: If we don't stop what we're doing, we're headed in the wrong direction because cancer causing--every time you burn a styrofoam cup, its cancer causing in the lungs, or emphysema, and that fine is fifteen hundred dollars if they get caught doing that.

Segment Synopsis: Swartz discusses the issue of illegal trash burning in Eastern Kentucky. He then uses the metaphor of a pin cushion to talk about environmental awareness. Swartz then describes a program that encourages people to properly dispose of their trash.

Keywords: Burning; Composting; Copper; Felonies; Landfills; Liners; Metal; Pea gravel; Recycling; Water; Wells

Subjects: Campbell County (Tenn.); Cancer; Emphysema, Pulmonary.; Environmental education.; Environmental law.; Environmental protection; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Jellico (Tenn.); Pollution.; Recycling programs; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Waste disposal; Waste disposal sites

GPS: Whitley County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 36.7263, -84.1857
00:18:36 - Enforcing environmental laws

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Partial Transcript: Well, I'll, I'll tell you, um, your enforcement is a lot better than most counties.

Segment Synopsis: Swartz discusses the enforcement and prosecution of environmental laws, and how local judges support the enforcement of environmental laws. He also talks about educating older people about environmental laws and the importance of keeping waterways clean. Next, Swartz discusses how he collects evidence of environmental crimes.

Keywords: Arrests; Ballou, Dan; Body recoveries; Creeks; Dan Ballou; Dumps, illegal; Elderly people; Environmental crimes; Germs; Graham, Judy; Grants; Judy Graham; Kathy Pruitt; Law enforcement; Misdemeanors; Paul Winchester; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Prosecution; Pruitt, Kathy; Solid waste; Spillways; Straight pipes; Surveillance cameras; Water contamination; West Nile virus; Winchester, Paul

Subjects: Emergency management; Environmental education.; Environmental law.; Environmental protection; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Judges; Litter (Trash); Pollution--Law and legislation.; Pollution.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Sewage; Sewerage.; Waste disposal sites; Water; Water quality.; Water--Pollution.; Whitley County (Ky.); Williamsburg (Ky.)

GPS: Whitley County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 36.7263, -84.1857
00:27:35 - Tires

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Partial Transcript: Do you take tires at the landfill, I mean, when its open?

Segment Synopsis: Swartz talks about the tire amnesty program available in Whitley County (Ky.).

Keywords: Asphalt; Courts, fiscal; Disposal fees; Judges; Juries; Mulch; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Power plants; Tire amnesty

Subjects: Environmental protection; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Pollution--Law and legislation.; Pollution.; Power-plants.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Tires; Waste disposal; Waste disposal sites; Whitley County (Ky.)

GPS: Whitley County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 36.7263, -84.1857