AG to investigate radioactive waste dumped in Estill County and others

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Attorney General Andy Beshear announced on Wednesday that he has launched an investigation into radioactive waste that was reportedly illegally dumped in Estill, Boyd and Greenup counties.

In a statement, the Attorney General said, “I am deeply troubled by allegations involving the transporting and illegal disposal of radioactive waste in Boyd/Greenup and Estill counties,” adding, “I am particularly troubled that the Blue Ridge Landfill in Irvine allegedly containing these hazardous materials is located across the road from two schools. To the concerned parents in the community, I promise we are giving this investigation our full attention, and we share your concerns.”

No word yet on what agencies will be involved in the investigation.

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