Tonight at 6:00 p.m., Conway Middle School will host another public forum concerning Louisville Gas & Electric’s bid to expand its coal ash storage pond — which contains hazardous byproducts generated by the combustion of coal — in Louisville’s chemically afflicted Rubbertown neighborhood.
The administrative portion of LG&E’s application has been accepted, and tonight’s hearing will focus on the technical aspects of the 60 acre, 14-story ash pond expansion, which will further endanger the nearby neighborhood of Riverside Gardens — and the city-at-large — with the prospect of a Kingston TVA-like ash slurry spill.
Representatives from the Kentucky Division of Solid Waste, the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency will attend the meeting, which will be in a question-and-answer format.
Conway Middle School is located at 6300 Terry Road, Louisville, Kentucky. The meeting will last until 9:oo p.m.