Lynchburg Steel: Disgruntled employee filed complaint, EPA sends agents to property

Federal agents were seen entering and leaving Lynchburg Steel Wednesday afternoon (Photo: WSET)

MONROE, Va. (WSET) -- The president of Lynchburg Steel confirms that federal agents were on the property Wednesday afternoon.

Doug Anderson said the federal agents are with the Environmental Protection Agency.

On Wednesday, Anderson said a disgruntled employee filed a complaint that the plant was improperly disposing waste, but that it was paint waste.

The FBI said their agents were not there.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said they are not commenting on the case at this time.

Earlier this summer, the company announced it was closing, but Anderson said Cooper Steel out of Nashville is buying the company and once the sale is finalized, a formal press release should be expected.

Anderson also said Cooper Steel already hired many current employees and is planning to bring others back.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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