Tuesday, May 13 2008 4:36 PM EDT2008-05-13 20:36:01 GMT
CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Trash, illegal dumping, health hazards. It's all part of a Region Eight News investigation that's looking to clean up the region. Will Carter reports.
Region 8's Will Carter will focus on a long-standing problem in many rural areas around the country, including our own - illegal dumping.
Most illegal dumps start small, as individuals and businesses alike seek to save the costs associated with legal dumping of wastes at an approved local landfill. They begin dumping in areas typically extremely rural and seemingly 'hidden' to the public's scrutiny.
Their savings come at what costs to the rest of us in environmental issues with chemical seepage, and not to mention health risks to local residents and wildlife?
Use the form below to share your thoughts on illegal dumping with Region 8 News, and let us know about possible illegal dump sites you have encountered in our viewing area.