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Environment
2:28 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Coal Ash Problems Continue at Cane Run

The smokestacks at LG&E's coal-fired Cane Run power plant.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Louisville Gas and Electric has had another equipment malfunction at its Cane Run plant, which released clouds of coal ash yesterday evening.

The sludge processing plant is the machine that takes the coal ash and mixes it with other materials to turn it into a concrete-like substance, so it can be put into the landfill. A video shot by Greg Walker, who lives across the street, shows clouds of ash rising above the plant—and over the dust screen the company installed in April.

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Environment
5:47 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

LG&E Trespasses in Cane Run Neighborhood

The smokestacks at LG&E's coal-fired Cane Run power plant.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Several residents near the Cane Run Power Station are angry after Louisville Gas & Electric employees walked onto their property without permission to collect dust samples off their homes.

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Environment
3:10 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Judge Rules TVA is Responsible for 2008 Coal Ash Spill

An aerial view of the coal ash spill on December 23, 2008.
Tennessee Valley Authority

A federal judge has ruled that the Tennessee Valley Authority is responsible for a massive coal ash spill near Knoxville in 2008.

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Environment
10:52 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Louisville Environmental Activist Wins National Award

The smokestacks at LG&E's coal-fired Cane Run power plant.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Louisville resident Kathy Little has been selected to receive a national award from the Sierra Club for her activism opposing the coal-fired Cane Run Power Plant.

Little has lived across the street from the Cane Run Power Station in southwest Louisville for decades. But in recent years, she’s organized residents and challenged utility company Louisville Gas and Electric on its handling of coal ash at the site.

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Environment
12:00 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

LG&E Fined $24,000 for Coal Ash Dust Violations at Cane Run Power Plant

Louisville's Air Pollution Control District has fined Louisville Gas and Electric for several violations at the Cane Run Power Station in southwest Louisville.

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Environment
5:28 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Concerns About Coal Ash Raised During LG&E Air Permit Hearing

Turnout was small at a hearing this afternoon to take public comments on a pending air pollution permit.

Louisville Gas and Electric is seeking permits to install advanced pollution controls at its Mill Creek power plant in southwest Louisville. The company is taking the steps to comply with upcoming federal regulations that will limit the amount of pollution power plants can emit.

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Environment
4:05 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

EPA Raises Concerns About LG&E Plan For Trimble County Coal Ash Landfill

LG&E's Trimble County power plant.

The Environmental Protection Agency has concerns about the environmental impact of a 218-acre coal ash landfill in Trimble County proposed by Louisville Gas and Electric.

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Environment
4:53 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Neighbors Say New Dust Screen at Cane Run Isn’t Working

The new dust screen at the Cane Run Power Station. Photo courtesy Greg Walker.
Photo Courtesy Greg Walker.

Neighborhood residents say a dust screen that was installed last week at Louisville Gas and Electric’s Cane Run Power Station isn’t working.

A video taken this weekend by neighborhood residents shows clouds of dust billowing over and around the 50-foot-tall screen the company installed near its sludge processing plant.

Greg Walker lives across the street from the plant, and shot the video.

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Environment
2:41 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

LG&E Plans Dust Screen at Cane Run; Residents Skeptical

As complaints over coal ash near the Cane Run power plant continue, Louisville Gas and Electric has begun construction of a 50-foot tall dust screen which the company hopes will resolve neighborhood concerns about dust emissions.

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Environment
12:00 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Coal Ash Scares, Sickens Southwest Louisville Neighborhood

The smokestacks above Louisville Gas and Electric's Cane Run Power Station.
Erica Peterson WFPL

You can’t see the smokestacks of the Cane Run Power Station from Stephanie Hogan’s home, even though she lives a block away. And while the power plant isn’t visible, it’s still a looming presence in Hogan’s life.

“Oh, he breathes so bad, he sounds like Darth Vader.” Hogan shakes her head, and her two-year-old son Cody wheezes. “You ain’t even been running.”

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