KDEP’s Hazardous Waste Management Fund is the only funding mechanism available to clean up contaminated sites that have no viable responsible party. Several of these sites include former dry cleaning operations and abandoned industrial properties whose former owners may have died or gone bankrupt. Funding for the HWMF, which was created in 1980, is no longer keeping pace with the number of sites that have been identified. LFI’s expertise has been tapped by the KDEP to assist in the assessment and cleanup of some of the HWMF sites over the years. A story on the HWMF by Marcus Green of Louisville television station WDRB included comments by LFI’s Roy Funkhouser and makes mention of assessment sites where work has been performed by LFI.