The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will hold its second public hearing on whether to grant SWEPCO a permit for a proposed coal ash landfill on the site of the John W. Turk power plant in Hempstead County. Coal ash is a by-product of coal-fired power plants. The hearing will be held at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope campus tonight at 6 p.m. ADEQ will make a presentation on revisions to the permit and then open the hearing up for public comment. Sierra Club press release is on the jump.
ADEQ to Hold Second Public Hearing on Turk Coal Ash Permit Sierra Club to comment on continuing insufficiencies of revised draft permit
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) will hold a public hearing on whether to grant the Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) a solid waste permit for a coal ash landfill on the proposed Turkplant site in Hempstead County. There was a first public hearing in December, but the second hearing will address revisions to the draft permit. ADEQ will make a presentation on the revised draft permit and afterwards will open up thehearing for public participation.
WHAT: ADEQ is to hold a public hearing on a draft permit for the Turk coal ash landfill
WHERE: Rapert Auditorium; University of Arkansas — Community College at Hope; 2500 South Main, Hope, Arkansas
WHEN: Monday, May 16, 2010, 6:00 PM
WHO: ADEQ officials, members of the public. A Sierra Club representative and volunteers will be in attendance to voice concern and to advocate for protection of air and water quality.