Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
Landfill owner indicted in Laurel County
LONDON, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2006) - The owner-operator of a construction demolition and debris (CDD) landfill in Laurel County has been indicted on charges that he buried materials that were not permitted and falsified reports to conceal the fact.
The indictment by a Laurel County grand jury charged Dale Greer, of Lily, with two counts of disposing of waste at an "other than permitted site" and eight counts of second-degree forgery. All charges are Class D felonies.
The indictment followed an investigation by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet (EPPC).
"We have a responsibility to enforce the environmental laws of our commonwealth, as handed down by our Legislature," EPPC Secretary Teresa J. Hill said. "We appreciate the prompt action of Laurel County Commonwealth’s Attorney Danny Evans, who accepted our case and presented it to the grand jury."
The OIG investigation determined that the Dale Greer Landfill was used for disposal of chemical containers, furniture, plastics, auto parts, paper and other materials not covered under a CDD landfill permit.
Forgery charges in the indictment involved Greer’s alleged fabrication of receipts purporting to show nonpermitted waste had been removed and sent elsewhere and of quarterly reports to EPPC that stated no waste was being received at his site.