Neighbors skeptical of Vermilion County coal ash cleanup plan

DANVILLE – About 30 people attended a public meeting in Danville on Thursday afternoon to hear plans to clean up three coal ash sites. Texas-based Vistra Energy took over control of the old Dynegy site in 2018 following a corporate merger. Dynegy closed its coal-fired power plant along the Middlefork River back in 2011 leaving […]

Dynegy Agrees To Move Coal Ash From Detention Ponds Near Middle Fork

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OAKWOOD — Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Vermilion County State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy announced on Tuesday they were suing Dynegy Midwest Generation over the disposal of coal ash at the shuttered Vermilion Power Station. That coal ash has been in retention ponds near the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River. Later that day, Raoul […]

Lawsuit Aims To Target Coal Ash Groundwater Contamination In Middle Fork River

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CHICAGO – Environmental advocacy group Earthjustice held an oral hearing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit last week to argue against a lower court’s finding that the Clean Water Act does not apply to pollution from groundwater. It’s part of a larger lawsuit aimed at fighting coal ash pollution in the […]