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: