The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation on Wednesday provided copies of the violation notices sent to the Morgan County crematory where animal remains were excavated last week after a state investigation.
TDEC also provided the media with an event timeline for September and October at Elliott Pet Services on Grouse Ridge Road, copies of annual inspection reports, and a state response to complainants Dana and Fegan Kenny.
You can read the documents here:
News of the investigation and excavations last week left many pet owners, including in Anderson County, wondering whether animals they paid to have cremated might be among those buried at the rural wooded site near the Roane County line. TDEC said it will not be possible to identify the animal remains.
Business owner Cameo Farr and her attorney, Kevin Angel of Oak Ridge, told several Knoxville television stations that burying animals is part of her business, and she has always cremated animals that were supposed to be cremated. Farr said she hasn’t done anything unethical, and Angel said Farr has not committed any crimes.
TDEC told Farr in September that it is a violation of the Division of Solid Waste Management’s regulations to dispose of solid waste on non-permitted property.
TDEC said it could have a report available soon that provides more information, and Alyson Kennedy, assistant district attorney in the Ninth Judicial District— which includes Loudon, Meigs, Morgan, and Roane—is monitoring the TDEC investigation.
See this earlier story for more information.