State regulators must take another look at the permit they granted for a new unit at a coal-fired power plant near Maysville that began operating last spring, the federal Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.
The permit granted to East Kentucky Power Cooperative's Spurlock No. 4 unit lacks the hazardous air pollution emission limits required by the Clean Air Act, the agency said.
The Sierra Club, which had complained to the EPA, said the action shows that the Kentucky Division for Air Quality failed to require that the plant use the best available pollution controls.
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