State Investigating Dumping Of Contaminated Dirt

State officials are investigating what they say is tons of contaminated dirt dumped next to wetlands in the east.

Officials with the State Division of Waste Management say that the dirt dumped just a few miles west of Trenton in Jones County contains jet fuel.

The State Division of Water Quality says trucks started dumping the contaminated dirt three or four weeks ago. Witnesses say truckloads of dirt came in and then workers smoothed it over.

Jones County Sheriff's officials say P and F Environmental from Whitakers trucked in the dirt. Officials believe the dirt came from New River Air Station in Onslow County.

Water quality officials say they received an anonymous phone call about the dirt, and then found a liquid sheen of jet fuel after a preliminary investigation.

The Army Corps of Engineers also spent the day Tuesday scouring the wetlands next to the dirt.

The landowner, an elderly woman, has been given 30 days to clean up the dirt.

P and F and New River did not return phone calls seeking information.

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  • by John Location: Rocky Mount on Jun 29, 2010 at 10:21 AM
    Let me guess Randy you must work for Eastern Environmental or own it if you are just remember how you got where you are, and it wasn't the nicest way. It takes a man not a child to get where they are without putting other people down and posing like they worked for the other company to get somewhere, thats called stealing.
  • by Randy Location: Raligh on Jun 7, 2010 at 10:46 AM
    Derek, dont realy have many oil leaks on my car but, I would know that is was wrong and would try to fix it. but in this case P and F aka. Pridgen Farms were wrong and did nothing about until they got cought. People make mistakes and I understand that, but to keep on dumping?
  • by Derek Location: Rocky Mount on Jun 2, 2010 at 01:32 AM
    It's funny that the state is so worried about a little jet fuel in some dirt. I think they need to be more worried about the oil slick that might head this way. Let's all point fingers at the little guys to take away from the big mistakes that the state and other major companies make and manage to cover up. By the way Randy, how much oil has your vehicle leaked lately and possibly got washed into a storm drain??? And that goes for anyone's vehicle!!! Everyone wants to cry about pollution, but how much have you caused lately??? No one is perfect!!!
  • by Tracey Location: Rocky Mount on Jun 1, 2010 at 01:05 PM
    I don't know who you are Randy but you know when you hold a grudge like this about someone, talk and put other people down about things you know nothing about is called jealous. You need to get a life and not worry about other people business.
  • by jason Location: rocky mount on May 30, 2010 at 03:29 PM
    folks love to run there mouth about things they have no idea about, shows just how intelligent people are especially the media
  • by randy Location: raleigh on May 30, 2010 at 08:06 AM
    yea they may be hard workers on the farm but, environmental work....good at taking advantage of people. as far as the law, we will see very soon who is telling the truth
  • by robert Location: rocky mount nc on May 28, 2010 at 12:05 PM
    I know these guys and they are hard workers and always done a good job at everything they do. People should not be so quick to judge.
  • by Tracey Location: Rocky Mount on May 27, 2010 at 07:10 PM
    People who don't know all the facts shouldn't judge something you know nothing about. Everyone is so ready to find someone guilty or sue, that's whats wrong with the world today. Get your true facts before you judge.
  • by randy Location: raleigh on May 26, 2010 at 06:22 PM
    I know this group, if they do not put a stop to them they will keep doing it. thisn is not the first time.they burn drums of waste at the farm in sharpsburg. check the state and see report
  • by CJ Location: Middlesex on May 26, 2010 at 05:31 PM
    To Sam- I have hauled this type of dirt before and trust me, they know it has fuel in it, they can smell it, simple as that.
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