Estill Residents Challenge State Landfill Solution

Jun 7, 2018

The Concerned Citizens of Estill County have taken the next step to encourage the state to remove the toxic waste from a local landfill.

Nearby residents have long opposed the state’s plan to keep the waste and Thursday filed new petition to stop it.

Over 1,000 tons of illegally dumped radioactive wastes sits in the Blue Ridge Landfill in Irvine.

The state Energy and Environment Cabinet announced last month that’s where it would stay.

This latest petition by Estill County residents asks for a review of the state’s plan and claims the data used by state officials is invalidate and also not substantiated by a third party.

The radioactive waste is from hydraulic fracturing operations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

It was illegally dumped between July 2015 and February 2016.