LG&E settles with APCD, but coal ash still flying on Cane Run Road

Today LG&E and the Metro Air Pollution Control District finalized their settlement agreement over multiple violations last year involving coal ash blowing from LG&E’s Cane Run landfill across the street onto residents’ homes.

So everything’s all settled and merry now, right?

Well, Cane Run Road resident Kathy Little — both a victim of LG&E’s coal ash and an eternal thorn in LG&E public relations side — spoke up at the hearing and asked: What about the 27-minute video we took on Monday evening of coal ash spewing out of your “fixed” sludge processing plant at the landfill?

Yes, here’s some of the video that neighbor Greg Walker took of the “fixed” sludge processing plant doing what they’re used to it doing:

Little asked APCD today if their new monitoring system caught that footage. They said no.

So… back to the drawing board, eh?

In her statement today before the hearing, Little noted this line from the agreement they were about to finalize:

“Neither this Order nor the actions taken hereunder shall constitute an admission by Company of any wrongdoing regarding any of the matters referenced in this Order.”

To which Little replied:

“They know they did wrong, and they continue to do wrong. That statement is insulting to every man, woman and child in our community who continue to breathe filthy coal ash.”

Here’s the full statement that Little read at the hearing below, and we’ll see what APCD and LG&E have to say about this tomorrow:

6 Comments

  1. Greg walker
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    What I want to know is who signed off on a deal like this for LGE to police themselves that is like putting drugs in front of a junkie

  2. Mary L.
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Interesting that the APCD’s system didn’t catch it. That’s because it likely didn’t leave the area, and they have a permit to release some emissions from the stack…but Joe Sonka wouldn’t dare balance a story, even though the plant manager spoke at the same meeting as Mrs. Little.

    My husband works at Cane Run. Has for more than 25 years and he’s healthy as can be. True, there have been some problems. I can tell you though that he and his coworkers have bent over backwards to fix equipment.

    Would Joe ever write about the same people who complain smoking in front of their family…in their own homes? That poisonous gas is far more dangerous to them that that plant across the street.

  3. Cpt. Obvious
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    Mary, you neglect to mention that the only reason your husband is healthy is because of the suit he’s wearing-

    http://fatlip.leoweekly.com/2012/03/13/but-i-thought-coal-ash-was-safe/

    The people who work at that plant have absolutely nothing to do with the problems there. Coal is dirty, and LG&E’s management won’t replace their broken equipment. Why switch to cleaner energy and purchase new equipment when you can just keep doing the same thing over and over again. It’s not like you’ll ever be caught? Oh wait…

  4. Greg walker
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    Mary L. APCD ‘s system did catch it that system is me taking picture’s and filming the sludge plant and dump not smoke stacks get it right.Mary L drive your happy self out here and look how far the fence is from the fixed sludge plant that the plant manager was talking about at the APCD meeting. From the agreement with APCD. LGE is going to police there self we see how that is working. I guess your husband and the plant manager have a no fly zone up at the fence for fly ash. Is that way it keeps ending up on my house,cars and grandkids toys? Mary L do you know what is in fly ash? Feel free to bring your grandkids out I will let them play in it and take some home with them. I have no with the workers at LGE they work with what management gives them it is called piss poor management. All have to do is not give me any dust to take picture’s of.

  5. Kathy Little
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    Mary L, I have much respect for your husband and all the workers at LG&E Cane Run. The issue is the coal ash has been proven to be on our properties, it continues to build up. Fly ash is filthy and dangerous. If you or others feel it is a wonderful place to live, we’ll sell you our houses. We’ll even sell them to LG&E It is greed that keeps LG&E from dumping this in a less populated area and adding the cost to their bottom line. What I want to know is despite the settlement aren’t we right back where we were last year. APCD please step up and help us with video and dust monitoring equipment for us to operate and monitor on a 24 hour basis. LG&E have proven time and time again that they will not report their malfunctions.. This landfill is too large and needs to close.

  6. Kitchen Scramble cheats
    Posted November 16, 2013 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    This is why Facebook games are becoming more popular.
    They can collect information about opinions and evaluation of their product.
    frame pieces, hardware pieces, backboard pieces, scorekeeper pieces, etc.

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