Crews taking soil samples to look for pollution

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Crews from the Kentucky Division of Waste Management have taken soil samples at a former toxic waste dump in Louisville to check for contaminants.

The move on Monday came after inspectors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found once-buried debris coming up from the ground last year at the 112-acre site in the western part of the city.

Sheri Adkins, a Division of Waste Management supervisor, told The Courier-Journal that officials want to see if people could readily "come into contact" with any contaminants on the site.

Tim Hubbard, assistant director of the Division of Waste Management, says 40 samples were taken from 28 locations that weren't covered with a protective cap when state officials shut down the dump in the 1970s.

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