LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A group of Louisville residents who say coal ash from a nearby power plant drifts into their lungs and homes have filed a federal suit against the utility company.
The neighbors are seeking class action status against LG&E and its parent company, PPL Corp., alleging violations of federal environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act. The suit was filed Monday.
The residents around the Cane Run Generating Station in western Louisville have complained for years about dust blowing from the plant's massive coal ash pile. The EPA is currently considering whether to classify the ash, a byproduct of burning coal, as a hazardous material.
A spokesperson for LG&E did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The utility has said it will stop burning coal at the plant 2015.