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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against LG&E for Allegedly Dumping Waste in Residential Areas

Axler Goldich is litigating a class action lawsuit in Louisville, Kentucky against Louisville Gas and Electric Company (“LG&E”) alleging it has illegally dumped waste from a coal-fired power plant onto neighboring property and homes.

LG&E’s Cane Run Power Plant (the “Cane Run Site” or “Cane Run”) was fueled by the burning of coal, which produced coal combustion byproducts—primarily fly ash and bottom ash—that contain significant quantities of toxic materials, including arsenic, chromium and lead. The Cane Run Site is located just east of the Ohio River, near several Kentucky neighborhoods that are home to thousands of residents. However, despite receiving several Notices of Violation from the Louisville Air Pollution Control District, the Cane Run Site continued to spew coal dust, ash and other pollutants onto neighboring residences.

In failing to properly handle and dispose of byproducts from the Cane Run Site, LG&E is alleged to have violated both state and federal law. The lawsuit, brought on behalf of area homeowners, seeks monetary and statutory damages, as well as injunctive relief that orders LG&E to cease activities that allow coal combustion byproducts to escape from the Cane Run Site.

Axler Goldich is committed to protecting the environment and those that have been harmed by environmental pollution.  If you or someone you know has suffered property loss, economic injury, personal injury, illness, or death as a result of exposure to toxic substances, you may be entitled to compensation. Call us at 866-207-2920, or contact us online today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced environmental lawyers.  Our offices are located in Center City Philadelphia, and we serve clients nationwide.