Estill judge-executive writes lawmakers for more help

IRVINE, Ky. (WTVQ)- Estill County Judge-Executive Wallace Taylor is still mad. It’s been more than a week since he learned of radioactive waste being dumped in the county landfill and his to-do list is still growing.

Taylor met with his team of department heads, Friday afternoon. Thursday, letters to lawmakers, including Congressman Andy Barr were delivered. In the letter, Taylor asks for help. He hopes Barr and Senator Mitch McConnell can use their power in Washington to get the Nuclear Regulatory Commission involved into the investigation of the waste being dumped at the Blue Ridge landfill.

“We’re just wanting answers,” says Taylor who also confirms, even more private contractors are being brought in to test the areas around the landfill. That includes a pond, which Taylor says tested with levels of iron higher than normal.

Taylor also says the public is safe. Air and water tests around two nearby public schools came back clean, according to the county which had state testers in Saturday before private tests were done Sunday.

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