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Environmental Emergency Declared In Bullitt Co.

Posted at 7:14 PM, Apr 25, 2019

BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. (WAVE 3)– Kentucky officials have declared an environmental emergency to help with the cleanup of a Bullitt County creek where concrete waste was dumped.

The Division of Waste Management said that it is believed 225,000 gallons of slurry went into Blue Lick Creek. The waste was from a paving and repair project in Louisville, according to WAVE 3.

The gray, murky mess didn’t just kill wildlife,

“My heart’s been ripped out, my companion of 10 years is gone,” said Bullitt County resident Angela Dennison.

Dennison believes her dog was killed after drinking the contaminated water.

“I have a vet bill that’s astronomical and a dog in a box,” she told WAVE 3.

A state of emergency has been declared so the state can get things cleaned up.

State officials said that Bluegrass Contracting is on the hook for the costs and none of it will be paid by taxpayers.