EPA, Public Health looking at bus company

CHAMPAIGN — A local bus company is under investigation, after being accused of improperly disposing of waste.

The company's owner denies the accusation.

A spokesperson for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency said officials are reviewing documents from Lincolnland Express, also known as LEX, a charter bus service in Champaign that serves the Midwest.

The EPA, as well as the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, received several complaints alleging that LEX employees were dumping waste from buses onto the streets and into storm drains.

The EPA said officials have also been on site in Champaign-Urbana to see if there is any excess waste at any of the supposed dump sites.

The agency said it will likely make a statement on the investigation next week.

The owner of Lincolnland Express, Robert Frazier, denied the accusations and said LEX has been operating within the law.

He said some of the waste that's been spotted on the ground could be coming from another nearby company.

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