Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Coal Ash Public Forum - This Thursday!

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, part of the Energy and Environmental Cabinet, has received a special waste application from Louisville Gas and Electric, Cane Run Station located in Jefferson County. The administrative portion of the application has been deemed complete and review of the technical portion of the application has begun. This application, if approved, would expand the facility by 49.4-acres and allows the disposal of industrial wastes generated from the combustion of coal for electrical generation.

The cabinet has scheduled a public forum to be held on October 14, 2010, 6:00 p.m. at Conway Middle School, 6300 Terry Road, Louisville, Kentucky.

The purpose of this forum is to educate the public about the laws and regulations governing special waste, discuss the facility's proposal, and to answer questions concerning the proposed application. In addition to representatives from the Solid Waste Branch, State and EPA Region IV Superfund personnel will be available to discuss the Lee's Lane Landfill. The format will be question and answer in small groups, with no central meeting. The public may come anytime between 6 pm to 9pm to ask questions or receive information. It is not necessary to attend the entire length of the event. The cabinet provides, on request, reasonable accommodations necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs, and activities. To request information in an alternative format, contact Anita Young at 502-564-6716.

Tip O' the hat to my friends at The Local Weekly.

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