Cane Run Station has 14 groundwater monitoring wells, 9 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between June 16, 2010 and March 28, 2013. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, boron, arsenic, selenium, lead and cadmium.Site description
The Cane Run Generating Station is located in Louisville, Kentucky, adjacent to the Ohio River. It became became operational in 1954 and burns approximately 1.5 million tons of high-sulfur coal a year. In 2011, Louisville Gas and Electric announced that they plan to retire the Cane Run facility by 2015. The ash pond at Cane Run has been classified by both the State of Kentucky and the Environmental Protection Agency as a high-hazard dam.
For more information regarding the Cane Run Station, visit SoutheastCoalAsh.org.