Group protests power plant’s plans

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VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — An environmental group is criticizing construction moves by a former power plant. It’s near the Middle Fork River.

The Eco-Justice Collaborative says Vistra Energy is trying to put 22,000 cubic yards of rocks next to two old coal ash pits. It’s the space of about 22,000 kitchen stoves.

The group says it’s glad the company is addressing ongoing erosion on the banks, but say it prefers the state require Vistra to remove the coal ash completely. 

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