Landfills in Estill and Boyd counties were cited Tuesday for accepting low-level radioactive waste, according to the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.
Advanced Disposal Services Blue Ridge Landfill Inc. in Estill County and Green Valley Landfill General Partnership in Boyd County each received a notice of violations from the cabinet Tuesday.
Blue Ridge Landfill is accused of using inaccurate reporting in a quarterly report, disposing of unpermitted waste and failure to document the source of radioactive waste, according to the cabinet.
Green Valley Landfill is accused of accepting 368.5 tons of low-level radioactive waste and failing to properly document the source of the waste.
The suspected violations of each landfill will be referred to the division of enforcement for action, according to the energy and environment cabinet.
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced Friday it had issued a cease and desist letter to Advanced TENORM Services, which is based out of West Liberty. The company is accused of importing, transporting, treating, storing and depositing radioactive material since June 2015.
Advanced TENORM Services could face criminal penalties and fines up to $100,000, according to the energy and environment cabinet.