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Tell Duke Energy to Get Their Ash Out of Our Ohio River at the Gallagher Station

The R. Gallagher Generating Station is a 4-unit, 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant owned and operated by Duke Energy on the banks of the Ohio River southwest of the city of New Albany in Floyd County, Indiana. Construction of the Gallagher Station’s first 150-megawatt coal combustion unit broke ground in 1958. The fourth coal combustion unit … Continue reading Tell Duke Energy to Get Their Ash Out of Our Ohio River at the Gallagher Station

Tell ORSANCO the pollution standards for the Ohio River should NOT be optional!

Last year ORSANCO proposed to completely eliminate the Ohio River’s Pollution Standards. With your voice and massive public outcry, we defeated the proposal and the Ohio River’s Pollution Standards are still in effect. Now polluters want to make the Ohio River’s Pollution Standards optional. ORSANCO’s 2019 proposal makes the Ohio River’s scientifically established pollution limits, … Continue reading Tell ORSANCO the pollution standards for the Ohio River should NOT be optional!

Utilities Admit to Leaking Toxic Chemicals

This is a complicated issue because where do you move the coal ash to and by what means for how long? But, leaving 10K tons of toxic coal ash in an unlined pit in the flood plain of the Ohio River at the Duke Energy  Gallagher "Super Polluter" coal power plant in New Albany is unacceptable … Continue reading Utilities Admit to Leaking Toxic Chemicals

Groundwater Pollution

"The groundwater pollution isn’t just happening at the Trimble County Generating Station. It’s happening at every LG&E and Kentucky Utilities coal-burning power plant covered under the federal rules. That includes the Mill Creek power plant in Louisville, the Ghent power plant in Carroll County and the E.W. Brown power plant in Mercer County."

Public Comments Stop Deregulation of the Ohio River’s Pollution Standards

This year, we nearly lost 70 years of rules that have successfully improved the health of the Ohio River. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, known as ORSANCO, cited redundancy with state and EPA regulations as cause to propose eliminating the Ohio River’s numeric criteria, designated uses, and public input process as part of … Continue reading Public Comments Stop Deregulation of the Ohio River’s Pollution Standards