Human remains found at unmarked cemetery where Ford is building battery plants in Hardin County

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Human remains have been discovered at the site where Ford plans to build two highly touted electric battery plants in Hardin County.Officials for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed the discovery Monday in a statement, adding that the human remains were found in 19 unmarked burial places.The site of the planned twin battery plants is located in Glendale. State and local officials, alongside the manufacturers, have been undergoing the process of preparing the lands for construction to begin.First look: Ford offers glimpse of massive project coming to Hardin CountyThat includes the archeological field work that is being done by the Army Corps, work that was completed in March.A spokesperson for the Army Corp’s Louisville District said the site already had a previous burial relocation in 2003, but the Corps was not involved.The next step is for the Army Corps to coordinate with the Kentucky Heritage Council and the Kentucky State Historic Preservation Office to plan relocations for the 19 unmarked burial places.More on the project: How Ford is preparing to launch its new Kentucky operationsThe relocation process is not expected to have any impacted on the plans for the plants.Ford and SK Innovation are building the plants at a cost of more than $11 billion. The two plants will sit on 1,500 acres and are expected to employ 5,000 employees.

Human remains have been discovered at the site where Ford plans to build two highly touted electric battery plants in Hardin County.

Officials for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed the discovery Monday in a statement, adding that the human remains were found in 19 unmarked burial places.

The site of the planned twin battery plants is located in Glendale. State and local officials, alongside the manufacturers, have been undergoing the process of preparing the lands for construction to begin.

First look: Ford offers glimpse of massive project coming to Hardin County

That includes the archeological field work that is being done by the Army Corps, work that was completed in March.

A spokesperson for the Army Corp’s Louisville District said the site already had a previous burial relocation in 2003, but the Corps was not involved.

The next step is for the Army Corps to coordinate with the Kentucky Heritage Council and the Kentucky State Historic Preservation Office to plan relocations for the 19 unmarked burial places.

More on the project: How Ford is preparing to launch its new Kentucky operations

The relocation process is not expected to have any impacted on the plans for the plants.

Ford and SK Innovation are building the plants at a cost of more than $11 billion. The two plants will sit on 1,500 acres and are expected to employ 5,000 employees.

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