Your help is needed! Attend this hearing on the plans proposed by Dynegy for Riverbank Stabilization of the Middle Fork. The Illinois EPA, Bureau of Water, already has made a preliminary determination that they will approve Dynegy’s plan. This project involves the placement of white rip-rap and other fill along 1/3 mile of a mile of riverbank next to its two oldest coal ash pits, built in the floodplain of Illinois’ National Scenic River. Dynegy’s project will have real impacts to the Middle Fork, including water quality; scenic value; and recreational uses.
This riverbank project is moving forward for approval BEFORE decisions are made by about the fate of the coal ash. Will the Illinois EPA, Division of Public Water Supplies, allow the coal ash to be capped in the floodplain, or will they require the toxic waste to moved? We don’t yet know. But Eco-Justice Collaborative and Prairie Rivers Network think that the extent and type of riverbank stabilization ultimately approved needs to relate to the ultimate fate of the coal ash.
The event is: Tuesday,March 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Danville Area Community College (Gymnasium) 2000 East Main Street, Danville, Illinois 61832.
ATTEND A BRIEFING!
Eco-Justice Collaborative and Prairie Rivers Network have scheduled three opportunities to help you prepare oral and written comments. Plan to attend one of these briefings, and bring along a friend or two.
- Thursday, March 14, 2019, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Danville Public Library, 319 N Vermilion St, Danville
- Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm,Webinar, Details to be announced.
- Wednesday, March 20, 2019 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Urbana Free Library, 210 W Green St, Urbana This is a Section 401 Water Quality Hearing hosted by the Illinois EPA, Bureau of Water, on Dynegy Midwest Generation’s proposed Riverbank Stabilization Project.
Download a Public Notice (with project background)