Public Hearing to Be Held in Mt. Vernon on Recently Signed Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act

Public Hearing to Be Held in Mt. Vernon on Recently Signed Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act

MT. VERNON — With Senate Bill 9 in Illinois now law, state officials are looking at what rules are needed to make sure coal ash left over from power plants across the state will not continue to be a human health risk.

There will be a public hearing as a part of the rule-making process in Mt. Vernon later this month. Christina Krost with Faith in Place says this meeting is open for anyone concerned in Southern Illinois.

Krost says leftover coal ash poses multiple risks for public health, which is why the law was passed and the rules are being set up.

The meeting will be held on September 26th from 2-4 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. at the Rolland Lewis Building at Veteran’s Park. For more information on Faith in Place, you can visit their website here.

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