Nearly $1 million awarded to clean up illegal dumps in Kentucky

Graphic courtesy: MGN Online

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Close to $1 million dollars is going toward efforts to clean up illegal dumps around the state.

The state announced Monday the grant will go to 21 counties to help cleanup 121 illegal dumps. To date, more than 2,000 illegal dumps across the state have been cleared under the grant.

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The following counties received the funding: Breathitt, Butler, Calloway, Estill, Green, Hart, Henderson, Johnson, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Lincoln, Logan, Magoffin, Marion, Mercer, Metcalfe, Owsley, Pike, Warren and Wolfe.

As part of the grant funding, counties must agree to provide a 25-percent match of the grant amount. The Energy and Environment Cabinet may waive the match on any individual illegal open dump where cleanup costs exceed $50,000.