E.ON Unit Drops $140M To Settle Clean Air Charges

Law360, New York (February 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- An E.ON AG subsidiary has agreed to install about $135 million worth of pollution controls, pay a $1.4 million fine and spend $3 million on environmentally beneficial projects to settle charges that a coal-fired electrical generating unit in Mercer County, Ky., violated the Clean Air Act's new source review requirements.

According to a proposed consent decree lodged Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Kentucky Utilities Co. will reduce sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions by more than 31,000 tons per...
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