State officials issue two notices of violation in connection to asbestos found in a Warren County landfill. It came from the roof of the old Alvaton Elementary School which was recently demolished.
Asbestos was a substance used in many older buildings to protect it from heat and corrosion. Inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious diseases of the lungs and other organs, and it's illegal for the fibers to be at the Fred Madison Landfill.
Today officials with Kentucky's Division of Waste Management said a notice of violation has been issued to the contractor, Bluegrass Environmental of Hopkinsville, and the waste hauler, Contractor Waste Services of Oakland. The notice accuses the two companies of illegal distribution of solid waste at a non-permitted site and open dumping.
The case has now been referred to the division of enforcement.