Three Kentucky coal-ash ponds on list for contaminated water

As the Environmental Protection Agency prepares for a series of public meetings on federal regulation of coal ash ponds, environmental groups released a list Thursday of more than three dozen ponds they said are contaminating drinking or surface water in 21 states.

Three of the ponds are in Kentucky: East Kentucky Power Cooperative's Spurlock Power Station in Maysville, Louisville Gas & Electric's Mill Creek Station in Jefferson County and the Tennessee Valley Authority's Shawnee Fossil Plant near Paducah.

The last EPA public meeting will be the only one in Kentucky. It's scheduled for September 28 at the Seelbach Hilton in Louisville. Sessions start at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Read the environmentalists' report at

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