Hidden Camera Photos Spark $68M Ky. Coal Ash Suit

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT) -- The Sierra Club used a hidden camera to capture images from a Louisville Gas & Electric Co. coal ash pond that prove the utility is violating its Clean Water Act permit, issuing on Monday a notice of intent to sue that calls for LG&E to pay $68 million in fines.

Time-lapse photos from a camera hooked up to a tree near LG&E's generating station in Mill Creek, Ky., combined with satellite images dating back from 1993, reveal that toxic coal ash is consistently pouring from the...
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