March 8, 2016

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More Tests Planned for Estill Co. Water, Air After Initial Landfill Results Return

County leaders say all tests so far have shown the air and water to be safe around an Estill County landfill where naturally-occurring radioactive waste was illegally dumped, but the county's judge-executive says more tests have been planned.

Judge-Executive Wallace Taylor told WKYT on Monday that preliminary tests show no radiation in the water, but one sample from a pond on the landfill's property did show elevated lead levels.

Preliminary air samples taken last week likewise showed no evidence of radiation impacting the middle and high schools across the street. Another team will conduct further testing of the county's air and water this weekend, Taylor said.

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