LOUISVILLE — “LG&E has begun talks with the state on a possible permit modification that would allow it to expand its existing coal combustion waste landfill at the Cane Run power plant in southwest Louisville.
…Ash handling at the current landfill has caused a major controversy with residential neighbors nearby who have photographed and complained about fallout on their homes and in their yards. Ash contained toxic heavy metals and some residents have said they don’t feel safe. The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District and LG&E have been negotiating a potential five-figure fine and a compliance plan.
There also now seems to be some dispute about the size of the existing landfill, and whether it’s been allowed to grow too big. Kathy Little, a neighbor of the plant, has called on state officials to do a survey — and to ask officials to make sure the landfill is structurally sound.”
— James Bruggers, Louisville Courier-Journal