Environmental groups file complaint over ash

Published: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 5:30 a.m.CDT

CHICAGO – Several environmental groups want the Illinois Pollution Control Board to order Midwest Generation to clean up groundwater pollution that allegedly leached from coal-ash ponds at four of the company’s power plants.

The Environmental Integrity Project and the Environmental Law & Policy Center filed a legal complaint with the board Wednesday on behalf of several environmental groups, alleging that groundwater at the utility’s Joliet, Pekin, Romeoville and Waukegan plants is contaminated with toxic pollutants – such as arsenic, boron and selenium – in levels that exceed state and federal standards.

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