Groups File Legal Action Against Midwest Generation for Illegal Coal Ash Pollution, Dumping Violations at Four Power Plants in Illinois

Illegal Pollution at Midwest Generation’s Joliet 29, Powerton, Waukegan, IL and Will County Power Plant Coal Ash Dumps

The Illinois Pollution Control Board was notified of a legal complaint filed today against Midwest Generation for violations of Illinois state solid waste and groundwater laws at four power-generating facilities in Illinois: the Joliet 29, Powerton, Waukegan and Will County Generating Stations.

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) filed the complaint on behalf of the ELPC and Prairie Rivers Network.  The Illinois-based Citizens Against Ruining the Environment (CARE) also joined the complaint.

According to the complaint filed by the groups, leaking coal ash ponds at the Powerton Generating Station in Pekin, Illinois; the Waukegan Generating Station in Waukegan, Illinois, the Will County Generating Station in Romeoville, Illinois; and the Joliet 29 Generating Station in Joliet, Illinois are contaminating groundwater with toxic pollution in violation of state solid waste and water pollution control laws.

For the press release, click here.

For the complaint, click here.