"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Local citizens on Wednesday threatened to sue FirstEnergy Corp. over a huge coal-ash impoundment along the West Virginia-Pennsylvania border, alleging the operation is polluting area streams, tainting groundwater, and violating federal waste disposal requirements."
"The Little Blue Regional Action Group sent Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy a formal notice of intent to sue the company over what is believed to be the largest such coal-ash disposal site in the nation.
"There is nothing 'little' about Little Blue Run," said Curt Havens, vice president of the citizen group. "It is a prime example of how communities like ours can be polluted by toxic coal ash."
The 1,000-acre Little Blue Run Coal Ash Impoundment operates under Pennsylvania state environmental permits, but stretches across the border into West Virginia near Chester in Hancock County."