coal ash http://wfpl.org en Using Hidden Camera Evidence, Environmental Groups Plan to Sue LG&E for Discharges into Ohio River http://wfpl.org/post/using-hidden-camera-evidence-environmental-groups-plan-sue-lge-discharges-ohio-river <p><strong>Update 1:25 p.m.: Comments from Division of Water and Louisville Gas &amp; Electric.</strong></p><p>After collecting a year's worth of images of what they say are illegal discharges from one of Louisville Gas &amp; Electric's coal ash ponds into the Ohio River, environmental groups say they plan to sue the company.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:51:22 +0000 Erica Peterson 8887 at http://wfpl.org Using Hidden Camera Evidence, Environmental Groups Plan to Sue LG&E for Discharges into Ohio River Cane Run Neighbors Report More Odor Issues Near Power Plant http://wfpl.org/post/cane-run-neighbors-report-more-odor-issues-near-power-plant <p>People living near the Cane Run Power Plant say it was a smelly weekend in their neighborhood.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:19:23 +0000 Erica Peterson 8684 at http://wfpl.org Cane Run Neighbors Report More Odor Issues Near Power Plant Regulators Will Hold Meeting on Proposed LG&E Trimble County Coal Ash Landfill This Week http://wfpl.org/post/regulators-will-hold-meeting-proposed-lge-trimble-county-coal-ash-landfill-week <p>Louisville Gas and Electric has filed another application to construct a coal ash landfill at the company’s Trimble County power plant, and state regulators are holding a public meeting this week.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 8599 at http://wfpl.org Regulators Will Hold Meeting on Proposed LG&E Trimble County Coal Ash Landfill This Week EPA Concludes Recycling Coal Ash in Concrete, Wallboards is Safe http://wfpl.org/post/epa-concludes-recycling-coal-ash-concrete-wallboards-safe <p>The Environmental Protection Agency is <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/epa-agrees-finalize-coal-ash-rule-december-19" target="_blank">under deadline to finalize the country’s first-ever measures regulating coal ash by next December, </a>and it’s considering <a href="http://www.epa.gov/wastes/nonhaz/industrial/special/fossil/ccr-rule/" target="_blank">two different options</a>: one that would regulate the material as a hazardous material, and the other as a “special waste.” But last week, the EPA released the results of a study which could preview which way the agency is leaning:</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:24:22 +0000 Erica Peterson 8536 at http://wfpl.org EPA Concludes Recycling Coal Ash in Concrete, Wallboards is Safe Duke Energy Reports Coal Ash Spill in North Carolina http://wfpl.org/post/duke-energy-reports-coal-ash-spill-north-carolina <p>Up to 82,000 tons of coal ash has spilled into a river in Eden, North Carolina, about 35 miles north of Greensboro. The ash was stored in a pond at a retired power plant operated by Duke Energy.</p><p>From<a href="http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/02/03/4661193/duke-energy-plant-reports-coal.html#.UvDsObStycU" target="_blank"> the Charlotte Observer:</a></p><blockquote><p>Duke said a 48-inch stormwater pipe beneath the unlined ash pond broke Sunday afternoon. Water and ash from the 27-acre pond drained into the pipe.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:02:01 +0000 Erica Peterson 8468 at http://wfpl.org EPA Agrees to Finalize Coal Ash Rule by December 19 http://wfpl.org/post/epa-agrees-finalize-coal-ash-rule-december-19 <p>After nearly 4 years of delays, the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to finalize its regulations for coal ash by December.</p><p>Coal ash is a byproduct of burning coal in power plants. In Louisville, it’s stored at both the Cane Run and Mill Creek power plants. But despite promises to regulate the ash after a disastrous 2008 spill in Kingston, Tennessee, the EPA hasn’t finalized regulations.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:57:17 +0000 Erica Peterson 8436 at http://wfpl.org EPA Agrees to Finalize Coal Ash Rule by December 19 Cane Run Power Plant Neighbors Sue LG&E Over Coal Ash http://wfpl.org/post/cane-run-power-plant-neighbors-sue-lge-over-coal-ash <p>Several&nbsp; of the residents living near the Cane Run Power Plant in Southwest Louisville <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/192332294/Cane-Run-Suit" target="_blank">filed a lawsuit on Monday </a>against Louisville Gas &amp; Electric and parent company PPL over persistent coal ash issues in the neighborhood.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:12:55 +0000 Erica Peterson 7937 at http://wfpl.org Cane Run Power Plant Neighbors Sue LG&E Over Coal Ash LG&E Agrees to Pay $113,000 for Coal Ash, Odor Violations at Cane Run Plant http://wfpl.org/post/lge-agrees-pay-113000-coal-ash-odor-violations-cane-run-plant <p>Louisville Gas and Electric and the Air Pollution Control District <a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/774C58CF-91E9-434E-B866-B6E62AE88F01/0/AgreedBoardOrder2013_07LGE.pdf" target="_blank">have reached an agreement</a> over violations at the company’s Cane Run Power Station. Under the deal, LG&amp;E will pay $113,250 to the Air Pollution Control District, as well as continue implementing a compliance plan at Cane Run to prevent future violations.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:00:46 +0000 Erica Peterson 7537 at http://wfpl.org LG&E Agrees to Pay $113,000 for Coal Ash, Odor Violations at Cane Run Plant LG&E Fined $65,000 for Odor Problems at Cane Run Power Plant http://wfpl.org/post/lge-fined-65000-odor-problems-cane-run-power-plant <p>Louisville Gas and Electric is facing a $65,000 fine for alleged violations at the company’s Cane Run Power Plant. This is the latest of several Notice of Violations the company has received for problems at the plant in the past two years.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 19:42:47 +0000 Erica Peterson 6359 at http://wfpl.org LG&E Fined $65,000 for Odor Problems at Cane Run Power Plant House Passes Bill to Block EPA From Regulating Coal Ash http://wfpl.org/post/house-passes-bill-block-epa-regulating-coal-ash <p>The U.S. House of Representatives <a href="http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c113:2:./temp/~c113Jr3XDG::" target="_blank">has passed a bill</a> that would block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating coal ash, which is a byproduct of burning coal in power plants, and instead give the authority to individual states.&nbsp; <a href="http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll418.xml" target="_blank">The bill passed 265 to 155</a>; all of Kentucky's representatives voted in favor of the measure except for Congressman John Yarmuth, who voted against it.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:13:47 +0000 Erica Peterson 6241 at http://wfpl.org House Passes Bill to Block EPA From Regulating Coal Ash