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State Energy and Environment Cabinet enters agreed order with Blue Ridge Landfill owner over dumping

The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) today announced that it has signed an Agreed Order with Advanced Disposal Services Blue Ridge Landfill, Inc. (Blue Ridge) that has both remedial and penalty provisions regarding the Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM) that was illegally brought there in 2015. The Agreed Order requires Blue Ridge to develop a Corrective...

Health and Family Services Cabinet seeking civil penalties for illegal dumping in Estill, Greenup

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is seeking significant civil penalties against various companies and individuals responsible for the dumping of radioactive waste in landfills located in Estill and Greenup counties. The penalties are the result of illegal activity discovered in landfills in early 2016 and target the processors, transporters, and brokers responsible for the transfer...