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People in Estill County want radioactive waste removed from landfill

Some people in Estill County are asking the state to rethink a plan that would leave more than a thousand tons of illegally dumped radioactive waste in an Estill County landfill.

UPDATE: CHFS seeking civil penalties for radioactive waste dumping

Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS,) has announced it is seeking what it calls “significant” civil penalties in connection to the disposal of radioactive waste at landfills in Estill and Greenup counties.

Rally on Saturday to address radioactive waste at Estill Co. landfill

The Concerned Citizens of Estill County (CCEC,) have announced a rally at Estill County High School on Saturday, July 16, to raise awareness of illegal radioactive waste dumping in their landfill.

Newly-formed Estill Co. non-profit to rally against dumping of radioactive waste

Estill Co. citizens have formed a non-profit group focusing on the dumping of radioactive waste at Advanced Disposal Inc.’s Blue Ridge Landfill.

Emails show Kentucky’s slow response to radioactive waste

Emails obtained by a newspaper show that it took months for Kentucky regulators to take action after getting a tip that low-level nuclear waste was being shipped to a landfill.

AG to investigate radioactive waste dumped in Estill County and others

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced on Wednesday that he has launched an investigation into radioactive waste that was reportedly illegally dumped in Estill, Boyd/Greenup counties.

Kentucky begins crackdown on radioactive waste

Kentucky health officials have ordered the company accused of hauling low-level nuclear waste into the state to stop or face heavy fines and potential criminal charges.

State sends notice of violations to landfill in Estill County

The state sent a notice of violation to the operators of a landfill in Estill County for reportedly accepting low-level radioactive waste.
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State: Radioactive waste illegally dumped in Ashland landfill

The state says an investigation found improper disposal of low level radioactive waste at an Ashland landfill.

Estill judge-executive writes lawmakers for more help

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.

Strong words, emotions at forum on illegal waste dumped in Estill County

Dozens turned out Tuesday evening at Estill County High School for a public meeting about low-level radioactive waste that officials say was illegally dumped in a landfill across from the school.
Maxey Flats disposal site

Radioactive waste disposal site in its final capping phase

A low-level radioactive waste disposal site near Morehead is in its final closure stage.

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