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… Continue reading LG&E Fined by Metro Government for Coal Ash Contamination
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,”… Continue reading Louisville Experiences 12th Air Quality Alert
Louisville Gas & Electric has released a second study on coal ash. It follows another that showed the company is possibly in violation of pollution laws. LG&E says this second report is more accurate, but it might not matter in the long run. People who live near the Cane Run Power Station have complained that… Continue reading LG&E Releases Contradictory Coal Ash Report
Some parts of Louisville sounded like a war zone last weekend as fireworks laws were relaxed and residents celebrated the Fourth of July holiday. But all of those fireworks contributed to some of the area’s air quality problems. There are two main kinds of air pollution: fine particle and ozone. Louisville has been having a… Continue reading Fireworks Light Up Louisville’s Pollution Monitors
by Chris McDaniel Despite predictions that this summer would be milder than usual, Louisville has been experiencing temperatures reaching the mid 90s. The Climate Prediction Center made the original forecast, and the center still holds that the heat will plateau as the summer goes on. Ryan Sharp from the National Weather Service says Louisville residents… Continue reading Heat Wave Contributes to Poor Air Quality
While Louisville struggles to come into compliance with current Environmental Protection Agency standards for smog, the U.S. agency is proposing even stricter standards.
The Environmental Protection Agency has declared several counties in Kentucky and Indiana to be out of compliance with federal standards for fine particle air pollution, or soot. Jefferson is one of those counties.