Kentucky agency denies permit for coal ash landfill at Trimble County Power Plant

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management has denied a permit for a coal ash landfill in Trimble County for the Trimble County Power Station, according to WFPL news. The 218-acre landfill was meant to store ash from the coal-fired power plant, which is owned by Louisville Gas and Electric.

The report states a cave was discovered on the site of the landfill, and a historian found evidence the cave had played a role in the Underground Railroad. The company will now look for another landfill on site that will not harm the cave.

The plant, which had its first unit completed in 1990, currently uses two coal ash storage ponds that are near capacity, according to WFPL.

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