Riverbank near coal ash ponds found unstable

Read the full story from the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.

Environmentalists and community members in Vermilion County have expressed deep concern over the pollution from toxic chemicals seeping from large coal ash ponds into the Middle Fork River in Vermilion County.

But engineering experts say there may be a greater risk posed by the collapse of the riverbank holding back more than 600 million of gallons of toxic coal ash.

See also Instead of removing toxic waste seeping into Illinois’ only scenic river, power company wants to wall it off with rocks in the Chicago Tribune.

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