Energy and Environment Cabinet Signs Agreed Order with Blue Ridge Landfill Owner Regarding Unpermitted Landfill Waste

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 3, 2017) – 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.

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Notice of Violation Sent to Green Valley Landfill after Investigation Finds Improper Disposal of Low Level Radioactive Waste

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 8, 2016) – Energy and Environment Secretary Charles G. Snavely announced today that a Notice of Violation containing four violations was issued against Green Valley Landfill General Partnership in Ashland, Ky. after an investigation found that the landfill had accepted 26 loads (368.5 tons) of low-level radioactive waste, commonly known as TENORM (Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material).

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Notice of Violation Sent to Blue Ridge Landfill and Cease and Desist Letter sent to Advanced TENORM after Investigation Finds Improper Disposal of Radioactive Waste

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 8, 2016) – Energy and Environment Secretary Charles Snavely  announced today a Notice of Violation containing four violations against Advanced Disposal Services Blue Ridge Landfill, Inc. in Estill County, KY after an investigation found the landfill accepted low-level radioactive waste commonly known as TENORM (Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material).

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Notice To All Solid Waste and Special Waste Facility Owners and Operators

Date:  February 22, 2016

Subject:  Technologically Enhanced Naturally-Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM)

Issue:  It has come to the attention of the Kentucky Division of Waste Management (DWM) that TENORM waste, some of which has been further processed prior to disposal, resulting from oil and gas drilling activities has been transported into Kentucky and disposed at certain solid waste landfills. TENORM is naturally-occurring materials containing radionuclides that are present in rocks, soils, water, and minerals which, due to human activities, have become concentrated and/or exposed to the accessible environment. Based on our investigation, it has been determined that some of these TENORM wastes were generated in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

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