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Illegal Dump found in Lee Co.

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Lee County Interim County Administrator Lynn Taylor Lee County Interim County Administrator Lynn Taylor
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LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

The EPD is investigating a suspected illegal dump site found near the Muckalee Creek in Lee County.

A DNR ranger found the dump near Highway 195 Monday. The property is owned by Doug Wingate.

Rangers found storage bags of peanuts, large chemical containers and other items that pose a threat to the nearby wetlands.

"Near streams or possibly some drainage areas. There was also I think some fuel tanks that were in the area, as well, that might possibly also have some concerns there," said Lee County Interim County Administrator Lynn Taylor.

No charges have been made. Wingate, who owns a farm service company, says he knows nothing about the dump site or the investigation.

 

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