Ky. plant to make fertilizer from coal byproducts

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's two U.S. Senators are visiting a Louisville power plant Monday morning to unveil a new recycling facility that will turn the byproducts of coal-burning into agricultural fertilizer.

LG&E, the state's largest power company, has spent more than $13 million on the facility at the Mill Creek Generating Station. The coal-fired plant is currently undergoing a $940 million upgrade to its pollution controls.

Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul and state lawmakers are scheduled to be at a grand opening Monday morning.

The company that built the facility says it is the first of its kind in the US.

LG&E says the facility is environmentally-friendly because it recycles the coal-burning waste.

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