Shawnee Fossil Plant http://wkms.org en Sierra Club Says It Believes Shawnee Power Plant is Leaking Coal Ash into Waterways http://wkms.org/post/sierra-club-says-it-believes-shawnee-power-plant-leaking-coal-ash-waterways <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Sierra Club official says the environmental group is investigating whether or not the Shawnee Fossil Fuel Plant is contaminating Kentucky waterways with coal ash.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Coal ash is the residue left after the plant burns coal to generate power.</span></p><p>Sierra Club Louisville organizer Thomas Pearce says the group has reason to believe the Shawnee plant is leaking coal ash from its retention ponds into McCracken County’s Little Bayou Creek.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:42:58 +0000 Whitney Jones 39790 at http://wkms.org Sierra Club Says It Believes Shawnee Power Plant is Leaking Coal Ash into Waterways TVA Touts Compliance After Pollutant Report http://wkms.org/post/tva-touts-compliance-after-pollutant-report <p>A coalition of environmental and clean water groups, including the Sierra Club, released a new report Tuesday highlighting the need for strong Environmental Protection Agency standards to limit toxic water pollution from Kentucky coal plants, including west Paducah’s Shawnee Fossil Plant.</p><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:55:26 +0000 John Null 33342 at http://wkms.org TVA Touts Compliance After Pollutant Report Shawnee Fossil Plant Not Affected by USEC Shutdown http://wkms.org/post/shawnee-fossil-plant-not-affected-usec-shutdown <p></p><p>The United States Enrichment Corporation’s <a href="http://wkms.org/post/usec-operations-pgpd-wont-continue">shutdown at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant</a> will not affect the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Shawnee Fossil Plant near Paducah.</p><p>TVA Spokesman Scott Brooks said that Shawnee, like all of TVA’s fossil plants, provides power to the general grid and characterizes USEC’s closing as the loss of one customer.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 19:32:30 +0000 John Null 31806 at http://wkms.org Shawnee Fossil Plant Not Affected by USEC Shutdown