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Illegal Dumping of Chemicals


During routine patrol today at approximately 11:46 a.m., deputies with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office spotted a u-haul type box truck belonging to Servpro of Chattanooga in the 8000 block of Rocky Ledge Road. A liquid was observed running from the truck which foamed up on the ground and was then running down the mountain. During the investigation it was found that the employees of Servpro had just completed a carpet cleaning job on Rocky Ledge Road and were draining the truck.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as well as the Hamilton County Storm Water & Pollution was notified and responded to the scene. The outcome of the investigation will be at the discretion of these agencies.

Janice Atkinson
Public Information Officer
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

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