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Ruling On Vioations is Latest Blow for Troubled Illinois Coal Plant

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Environmental and health advocates are cheering a federal judge?s ruling August 23 that a coal plant near Peoria, Illinois violated limits on particulate matter emissions.

The E.D. Edwards coal-fired power plant has been owned by a subsidiary of Dynegy since 2014, when it was transferred as part of a notorious deal wherein Ameren Corp. essentially paid Dynegy $200 million to take five coal plants and related debt off its hands.

The measures Dynegy subsidiary Illinois Power Resources Generating needs to take will be determined in the remedy phase of the trial, which is not yet scheduled. The company could be ordered to install a baghouse or other pollution control equipment, a potentially expensive requirement.

"This verified our contention all along that there were clear violations of air pollution permit requirements," said Brian Urbazsewski, director of environmental health programs for the Respiratory Health Association, one of the groups representing plaintiffs in the lawsuit.


Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00 CST




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