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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
The state sent a notice of violation to the operators of a landfill in Estill County for reportedly accepting low-level radioactive waste.
The state says an investigation found improper disposal of low level radioactive waste at an Ashland landfill.
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.
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.
A low-level radioactive waste disposal site near Morehead is in its final closure stage.