Kentucky Utilities Pays $57M To Settle Air Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (January 3, 2013, 2:25 PM EST) -- Kentucky Utilities Co. will pay $57 million to resolve allegations that it violated the Clean Air Act at its Ghent Generating Station by emitting too much sulfuric acid mist, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.

According to the EPA, the company will install a sulfuric acid mist emission control system, replace a coal-fired boiler and pay a $300,000 civil penalty as part of a consent decree the two sides reached in December.

“The terms of the settlement requires Kentucky Utilities to adhere to more stringent...
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