Cane Run Coal Ash Dump By Keith Salyer

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Cane Run Coal Ash Dump By Keith Salyer

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http://www.kftc.org/publications/coal_ash_factsheet%20PDF.pdf

LG&E is proposing and expansion of their coal waste storage at their Cane Run Road coal-fired power plant. The new coal ash landfill would be 60 acres and have the capacity to hold 5.7 million cubic yards of coal ash and could reach a height of 14 stories.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people living near coal ash dumps face a risk of up to a 1 in 50 chance of getting cancer and risk liver, kidney, and lung damage from being exposed to it. The existing coal ash pond is already considered a “high hazard,” meaning a breach would likely cause human death.

The Local Weekly would like to know what you think…send your thoughts and opinions to trevor@thelocalweekly.net

To learn more about coal ash, go to: http://www.kftc.org/publications/coal_ash_factsheet%20PDF.pdf

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ShereeKrider

Re:Cane Run Coal Ash Dump By Keith Salyer
Aug 02 2010 03:17:17

We buried another family member yesterday. She was 53 years old and died from complications of lung
Coal ash is just what it sounds like: it’s the leftovers from burning coal at a power plant. LG&E’

In a story I reported recently about how coal ash is handled in Kentucky, I mentioned both the Decem

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ShereeKrider

Re:Coal Ash Waste Sites
Aug 02 2010 03:28:15

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ShereeKrider

Re:Coal Ash Waste Sites
Aug 02 2010 03:31:40

EPA list shows dangerous coal ash sites found in 10 states
Fact Sheet: Coal Combustion Residues (CCR) – Surface Impoundments with High Hazard Potential Ratings
Coal combustion waste stored for many years in impoundment sites at power plants contains toxins such as arsenic, selenium, cadmium and chromium. Even so, national regulations for coal ash are less strict than those for household trash. The EPA is working on new regulations for coal ash waste that are expected by the end of the year.
Read more: www.mcclatchydc.com/2009/06/29/71012/epa…l.html#ixzz0vPr3Ok5j

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ShereeKrider

Re:Coal Ash Waste Sites
Aug 02 2010 04:03:55

Frequent QuestionsCoal Combustion Residuals
Information Request Responses from Electric Utilities
Impoundment Assessment Reports
Surface Impoundments with High Hazard Potential Ratings
Frequent Questions
Proposed Rule
General
What is EPA making available to the public?
Where are Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs) being disposed?
Why do some documents have information that is blacked out?
How many companies have claimed the information they submitted to be confidential? Will you make this critical information public?
Some companies have responded by saying some questions are “not applicable” to their unit – what does this mean?
How have the utilities responded to EPA’s efforts?
Frequent Questions

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