"BROKEN PROMISES" survivor
Well they have decided to let Prairie State dump there ash in Washington County after all?
You have to wonder what motivated the commission on this ruling?
All because after the promise was made a
"monofill" to slove the problem Prairie State couldn't aquire the property? Notice they never denied the promise they had made.
Here's a crazy idea why not deposit the coal ash in a closed mine? Sorta like dust to dust?
I guess that ash hole couldn't be found.
Lively Grove Twp. maybe should change its name to Deadly Mountain Twp.
…Dale Wojtkowski presented a petition of 66 signatures of those who will live near he waste facility.
He told the board, ‘Most of these folks here are the people from the immediate area. They are my neighbors. They are people that I’ve lived with for 25 to 30 years, and we’re very concerned…When you’re destroying 640 acres of farm land, that is not a good idea. If it was 100 feet outside of Nashville here, people would be raising heck about it. It would be a whole different story, and you know that.’
Wojtkowski asked why the waste facility was being considered when prior assurances were reportedly made by Prairie State executives in 2005 that no such sites would be placed in Washington County, but he was informed by the county’s legal counsel that the company was interested in creating a monofill but could not acquire the necessary property at that time.”
— Jason Silvey, Centralia Sentinel
UPDATE June 30, 2012
From the Prairie State Energy Campus offical site.
Prairie State is part of Lively Grove Township within Washington County and our coal mine adopted our township name for our mine. While Prairie State is located in Washington County it sits at the corner of St. Clair and Randolph counties as well.
One of our coal combustion residual monofills is located 12 miles south of the campus in Jordan Grove Randoloph County.
For you that have been following this story a "coal combustion residual monofill" Is a nice way to say Coal ash dump. Funny in the news release they claimed they couldn't acquire property, yet on their website they claim to own one?