Groups Stress Necessity of Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

Even though President Barack Obama asked the Environmental Protection Agency to abandon a draft rule to tighten ozone standards, environmental groups hope the a pending federal rule on inter-state pollution will go into effect on January 1 as planned. The Cross-State Air Pollution rule would put limits on the amount of pollution area power plants […]

Metro Government Plans to Fine LG&E for Recent Coal Ash Releases

The Metro Air Pollution Control District says Louisville Gas & Electric will be penalized for clouds of coal ash that were released from a malfunctioning machine last week. Residents living near the Cane Run Power Station reported seeing coal ash leaving the company’s landfill on Saturday, July 30. The company said the dust was caused […]

Rubbertown Company to Stop Using Hazardous Chemical

A Louisville chemical company plans to end its use of a hazardous chemical at its Rubbertown plant. The substance American Synthetic Rubber plans to stop using—toluene—is the same one that’s leaked twice in the past few weeks. Toluene is a hazardous chemical that’s used in manufacturing rubber. Both times the releases were minor—they were a […]

LG&E Fined by Metro Government for Coal Ash Contamination

Metro Government has fined Louisville Gas & Electric for letting coal ash leave the Cane Run Power Station and contaminate nearby homes. Two weeks ago, LG&E released test results that found ash on three area homes. Now, the city has fined the company $4,000 for violating the district’s fugitive dust rule. The Air Pollution Control […]

Louisville Experiences 12th Air Quality Alert

The Air Pollution Control District has issued an Air Quality Alert for Wednesday and Thursday in Louisville. This is already Louisville’s 12th Air Quality Alert, compared to 19 all of last year.  There were only four the year before that. “Especially with ozone, heat and sunlight are needed to form ozone at the ground level,” […]