Coal Ash Compliance

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  The Tennessee Valley Authority is constructing a new onsite dry storage area for coal ash and other coal combustion residuals at the Shawnee Fossil Plant in Paducah.

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  A new coal mine in McLean County is another step closer to reality after approval was given for two parts of the project on Sept. 25.

A member of the McLean County Board of Adjustment, Nancy Wetzel, said the board approved a conditional use permit for coal washing operations and the refuse pile for the Poplar Grove Mine.

Erica Peterson, WFPL News

  A legislative committee voted Friday to defer a decision on new rules that would change the way coal ash landfills are permitted in Kentucky.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

 

A Tennessee Valley Authority plan to change the disposal of coal ash has members of an environmental organization concerned about air and water quality surrounding the site. TVA is switching from wet coal ash storage to dry ash storage at the Cumberland Fossil Plant in Stewart County in an effort to comply with EPA regulations.

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Kentucky is still several months away from implementing the federal coal ash disposal regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency last year.