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COAL POND LEAK
Environmental group concerned about contaminated water from coal ash pond near Herrington Lake
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, May 15, 2014 5:28 PM EDT
The Sierra Club says a coal ash storage site in central Kentucky near Herrington Lake is at risk for a potential disaster.
The LG&E-owned power plant near Harrodsburg stores about 26 million tons of coal ash in a 126-acre pond. Ash is no longer dumped at the site.
The Sierra Club included the Kentucky site on a report on hazardous coal ash sites around the country. State officials said Thursday that tests have shown elevated levels of arsenic coming from nearby springs.
Chris Whelan, a spokeswoman for LG&E, says the utility has submitted a cleanup plan that is pending state approval.