June 21, 2017 | Blog Post
Dynegy now states that they released an estimated 12 million gallons of water over the spillway of their cooling lake dam on April 25th. That day, hikers noticed what was usually a small creek flowing full from bank to bank with cloudy white water. Canoers saw this small tributary flow into the Middle Fork and turn the entire stream white. Both the hikers and the canoers noted that the color and flow rate of the stream was unusual and striking; not your typical brown sediment runoff but cloudy, white, and flowing fast.
May 16, 2017 | Blog Post
Dynegy plans to leave a legacy of waste in our state. Dynegy is a Texas-based energy production company that owns 11 coal-fired power plants in Illinois, either directly or through its subsidiaries. These 11 power plants have 42 coal ash impoundments containing over 70 million cubic yards of toxic coal ash!
May 3, 2017 | Press Release
A coalition of environmental and public health advocates filed suit today to challenge a Trump administration rollback that could wipe out critical protections for cleaning up America’s leading source of toxic water pollution: coal power plant waste.
We are finally seeing the results of many years of rulemaking on the problem of coal ash. Following the 2008 TVA Kingston disaster that spilled a billion gallons of coal ash, destroying property and the environment, the US EPA began drafting rules governing the disposal of coal ash. Coal ash is a waste product produced [...]
Regulation of Illinois’ coal ash may now fall solely in Illinois EPA’s hands. This weekend, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN) passed the U.S. House and Senate, and is now awaiting a signature. This bill provides investments into water infrastructure across the country, including funding to address the Flint water crisis, but [...]