LG&E says coal ash citations unfair

The manager of an LG&E plant in Louisville is complaining that pollution citations issued against the facility are unfair because the standards are selectively enforced.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The manager of an LG&E plant in Louisville is complaining that pollution citations issued against the facility are unfair because the standards are selectively enforced.

The Courier-Journal reports David Tummonds, who manages the LG&E facility of Cane Run Road, made the statements Wednesday at a Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board meeting during a hearing on violations at the plant.

While the utility agreed to pay a $10,500 fine for two incidents, Tummonds said the company did nothing wrong in six other incidents that have been cited as violations.

After the meeting, district spokesman Thomas Nord defended the board's enforcement action, saying the utility is held "to the standards in its permits and district regulations."


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