"Environmental Groups Say Kentucky Ash Pond is Leaking Contaminants"

"Two environmental groups say an unlined coal ash pond just outside of Harrodsburg, Ky., is leaking toxic contaminants into the surrounding surface and groundwater, causing a potential threat to nearby residents.

The coal ash is produced by the the E.W. Brown power plant, owned by Louisville Gas and Electric and operated by Kentucky Utilities. The Sierra Club and EarthJustice said a previously unreleased document from the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection shows that it's discharging a 'highly contaminated ‘orange-colored’ water' through a drain pipe."

Jacob Ryan reports for WFPL May 15, 2014.

Friday, May 16, 2014