cane run power plant

Louisville Gas and Electric is facing a fine of up to $26,000. The penalty levied by Metro Government is in response to equipment malfunctions that caused clouds of coal ash to leave the company’s Cane Run plant.

The Notice of Violation–sent on Friday–alleges ash from LG&E’s Cane Run power station left the company’s property on several days last summer—on days when the company’s sludge processing plant was malfunctioning.

Residents living near Cane Run say fly ash leaves the company’s landfills and contaminates their homes on a daily basis, but the problem got worse for several days during the equipment failure. [click to continue…]

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News Special: Coal Ash

by Laura Ellis October 13, 2011

More than 90% of Kentucky’s electricity comes from burning coal, and coal ash is a byproduct. It’s the second-largest industrial waste stream in the nation — and as more pollution controls are put on power plants, the amount of caol ash is growing. Most of it ends up in landfills, but about 40% of the […]

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LG&E to Meet with Cane Run Road Residents About Coal Ash Reports

by Erica Peterson July 18, 2011

Louisville Gas and Electric will hold a meeting with several southwest Louisville homeowners tonight to discuss the results of two recent studies about coal ash and the Cane Run Road power plant. LG&E stores coal ash in landfills and in a pond on its property in southwest Louisville. Those who live near the plant have […]

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