The City of Jenkins is asking for Kentucky's Department of Environmental Protection to look at an area that many fear has toxic soil.
Former Jenkins Mayor Charles Dixon sent a letter to state legislators saying his wife has contracted a rare illness that doctors say can be caused by hazardous wastes.
The site was formerly owned by a coal company where transformers were repaired.
These transformers at the time contained PCBs, a cancer causing agent, before there was any research about them.
"Over the years, I think the soil and this is alleged, I think the soil was contaminated and thought to in this day in age has become very toxic," said Jenkins Mayor G.C. Kincer.
He says this is a problem that needs to be addressed and fixed if necessary.