Illinois AG Says Ameren Illegally Disposed Of Coal Ash

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a complaint alleging that Ameren Energy Resources Generating Co. illegally disposed of 180,000 tons of coal ash at the Duck Creek power plant in Peoria, Ill.

The complaint filed Monday with the Illinois Pollution Control Board claims St. Louis-based Ameren transported the coal ash, the byproduct of burning coal to generate electricity, from its E.D. Edwards power plant in Bartonville, Ill., to the Duck Creek plant in Peoria for use as fill material for a railroad embankment.

Ameren notified the state environmental regulators of the plan in 2004 but never received a permit to do the work, according to Monday’s filing.

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