Ky. Coal Permit Nixed For Wastewater Treatment Deficiencies

Law360, New York (September 11, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT) -- A Kentucky state judge on Tuesday nixed a water pollution discharge permit for a Louisville Gas & Electric Co. coal-fired power plant, ruling that state regulators never sufficiently examined the facility's wastewater treatment methods.

A coalition of environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and Kentucky Waterways Alliance, convinced Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd to send the LG&E permit back to the state's Energy and Environment Cabinet. The judge said the agency must consider the environmental impact of scrubber wastewater pollutants like arsenic, mercury and selenium....
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