Comment on the Mountaineer Power Plant by Sept. 26
Demand the Mountaineer Power Plant cleans up its coal ash! Comment by September 26.
Coal ash is the toxic by product of coal-fired power plants. It is harmful to human and environmental health. Coal ash must be disposed of in a way that prevents it from contaminating our water resources. Learn more about coal ash in WV.
The Mountaineer Power Plant in Letart, WV is owned by American Electric Power (AEP). This power plant uses two disposal sites for coal ash – a 660-acre landfill and a 28-acre pond. Monitoring finds that the facility is contaminating groundwater.
The EPA is considering a request from AEP to extend the deadline for closing its unlined coal ash pond.
The EPA issued a draft decision that found AEP is violating several requirements for coal ash disposal at both the coal ash pond and the landfill. EPA has proposed to grant AEP’s requested extension — if AEP corrects all of the violations.
Tell EPA to hold AEP accountable for their violations and enforce coal ash disposal rules.