Louisville Gas & Electric has been seeking a permit for a new coal ash landfill at the Trimble County Power Station in Kentucky for more than five years, and now, Kentucky regulators have finally granted the company with the permit. The new permit allows the company to build a landfill that covers 189 acres of land near the power plant site.
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Kentucky regulators have approved a coal ash landfill for a power plant in Trimble County, advancing a project that’s been on hold for several years as regulators worked around concerns about the area’s geology and proximity to neighbors.
Louisville Gas & Electric has been seeking a permit for the site for more than five years. An initial permit application was denied in 2013, after a cave with ecological and possible historical significance was discovered onsite.