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LEX 18 Investigates: Company Confesses To Illegally Dumping Electronics

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There has been a recent update in the case of electronics being illegally dumped in a hole in Scott County.

LEX 18’s Richard Essex had been investigating the case, wondering who was dumping these TVs and other electronics illegally and why.

On Wednesday a company confessed to it.

The company Global Environmental Services has more than one location in Kentucky. The health department cited their Cynthiana location to clean up and the clean up involved dumping electronics in an illegal landfill in Scott County.

LEX 18 Investigates broke the story on Monday after receiving pictures of a rental truck next to a hole in the ground, filled with televisions and other electronics that were supposed to have been recycled.

The hole in the ground was at least 10 feet deep and three to four times that across.

LEX 18’s investigation encouraged State and County officials to start their own investigation. Wednesday morning a company official admitted to LEX 18 Investigates that company employees had moved electronics that were supposed to have been recycled and buried them in Scott County.

“We are going to investigate.  We are going to look at how to remediate and work cooperatively with the state on how to do that,” said Chuck Landreville, the director for Global Environmental Services.

“They don't know who placed the material there, but they do know it was their company and they suspect it is out of their company out of Cynthiana that brought the material here,” said Jon Maybriar with the Department of Environmental Protection. “We will be looking into issuing them a notice of violation at this point we don't know if it will be for solid waste or hazardous waste we are going to wait for them to start doing their clean-up.”

Global Environmental Services has a contract with the state to recycle electronics. That contract is now under review and may be re-bid.  

Landreville says that they are going to do what they can to not allow it to happen again.   

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