Edwards http://peoriapublicradio.org en Environmental groups weigh-in on Bartonville coal plant pollution http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/environmental-groups-weigh-bartonville-coal-plant-pollution <p></p><p>The State Pollution Control Board should reject a request to extend the timeline for pollution controls at a Bartonville coal plant.&nbsp; That’s the message from local and state environmental groups for the Edwards coal-plant in Bartonville.&nbsp; Houston-based power producer Dynegy is buying five Illinois coal plants from Ameren, including the Edwards facility.&nbsp; Kady McFadden is with the Sierra Club. &nbsp;She says the federal EPA designated the air quality around the plant below healthy levels:</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:25:31 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14137 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Environmental groups weigh-in on Bartonville coal plant pollution State board denies Ameren pollution variance request for coal plants http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-board-denies-ameren-pollution-variance-request-coal-plants <p></p><div>Houston-based power producer Dynegy will not have extra time to comply with pollution standards for five Illinois coal power plants. The company recently bought five Illinois coal power plants from Ameren, including the Edwards coal plant in Bartonville. The Illinois Pollution Control Board denied a request by Ameren to transfer the company’s pollution variance to Dynegy. &nbsp;That would have given the company five extra years to comply with state pollution standards enacted in 2006.</div><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 22:07:22 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6907 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State board denies Ameren pollution variance request for coal plants FEMA opens two flood victim centers in Peoria County http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fema-opens-two-flood-victim-centers-peoria-county <p></p><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;FEMA has opened two Disaster Recovery Centers in Peoria County for flood victims to register for federal recovery assistance. &nbsp;One center is at the Chillicothe Fire Department and the other is at Kickapoo Township Hall in Edwards. &nbsp;The County says individuals can also register with FEMA online at DisasterAssistance.gov.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 22:20:19 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6373 at http://peoriapublicradio.org FEMA opens two flood victim centers in Peoria County Governor to survey flood damage in Edwards http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/governor-survey-flood-damage-edwards <p>About a dozen homes in the small community of London Mills were evacuated last night due to flooding of the Spoon River. That’s according to multiple media outlets. The town of 500 received more than six inches of rain from Wednesday to Thursday. That caused the river to rise to over the flood stage of 15 feet. The river is expected to crest at near 30 feet today. Volunteers spent all day Thursday sandbagging to protect the community, but the levee was breached last night.</p><p>Homes in the town of Roanoke were also evacuated Wednesday night.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:47:26 +0000 Denise Molina 4243 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Governor to survey flood damage in Edwards Groups sue over alleged pollution from Bartonville coal plant http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/groups-sue-over-alleged-pollution-bartonville-coal-plant <p></p><div>Environmental groups filed a lawsuit against Ameren Energy Resources for alleged air pollution violations at the Edwards coal plant in Bartonville. &nbsp;The Sierra Club, National Resources Defense Council and other groups filed the lawsuit in federal court. &nbsp;They say the plant violated the Clean Air Act more than 1,000 times in the last five years. &nbsp;Kady McFadden is with the Sierra Club. &nbsp;She says the lawsuit is seeking better pollution controls at the plant:</div><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:53:02 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4216 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Groups sue over alleged pollution from Bartonville coal plant Dynergy buys five Ameren coal plants, including Bartonville Edwards http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dynergy-buys-five-ameren-coal-plants-including-bartonville-edwards <p></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:37:58 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2478 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Dynergy buys five Ameren coal plants, including Bartonville Edwards