The smokestack of Dynegy's shuttered Vermilion Power Station towers over the Middle Fork River.
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What To Know About Tuesday’s Public Hearing On Dynegy’s Middle Fork Stabilization Proposal

The Illinois Environmental Agency will hold a public hearing Tuesday, March 26, 2019 to take comments on a proposal by Dynegy Midwest Generation to construct a wall of rock along the Middle Fork River near the company’s coal ash ponds at the Vermilion Power Station near Danville. For those interested, here's what you need to know.

Erosion of the Middle Fork riverbank is undermining the Dynegy coal ash ponds at the Vermilion Power Station. Seepage from the coal ash can been seen entering the river.
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Bipartisan Illinois House Resolution Calls for Coal Ash Task Force

Illinois State Representative Mike Marron of Fithian has filed a bipartisan resolution to create a Task Force to study the impact of coal ash across Illinois. The Coal Ash Task Force would look at coal ash pollution throughout Illinois, including the impact of the retired Dynegy coal plant on the Middle Fork River near Danville. Marron filed the resolution with three other republicans and two democrats.

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