coal ash http://wfpl.org en Federal Judge Allows Coal Ash Lawsuit Against LG&E to Move Forward http://wfpl.org/post/federal-judge-allows-coal-ash-lawsuit-against-lge-move-forward <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal judge </span><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/234375138/Docket-49-Memorandum-Opinion-and-Order-1" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">has rejected most of the complaints</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> filed against Louisville Gas and Electric and parent company </span>PPL<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;over persistent air pollution and coal ash issues at the company’s Cane Run Power Plant. </span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:45:33 +0000 Erica Peterson 9799 at http://wfpl.org Federal Judge Allows Coal Ash Lawsuit Against LG&E to Move Forward Environmental Groups Say Kentucky Ash Pond is Leaking Contaminants http://wfpl.org/post/environmental-groups-say-kentucky-ash-pond-leaking-contaminants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two environmental groups say an unlined coal ash pond just outside of </span>Harrodsburg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Ky<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., is leaking toxic contaminants into the surrounding surface and groundwater, causing a potential threat to nearby residents.</span></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:58:08 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9352 at http://wfpl.org Environmental Groups Say Kentucky Ash Pond is Leaking Contaminants 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