Vectren agrees to install sorbent injection at Culley, Brown coal plants

On Dec. 16, the U.S. Department of Justice lodged an agreement to modify Consent Decree at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana in the lawsuit against Southern Indiana Gas & Electric.

The new agreement will modify a Consent Decree entered in August 2003, which resolved Clean Air Act (CAA) claims against Southern Indiana Gas & Electric (SIGEGO), at its coal-fired F.B. Culley Generating Station. Under the proposed change, SIGECO has agreed, among other things, to construct and permanently operate sorbent injection systems at both Culley and its coal-fired A.B. Brown Generating Station to mitigate sulfuric acid emissions and meet specified emission limits at those plants, said Justice in a notice to be published in the Dec. 23 Federal Register.

The proposed deal also resolves a CAA Notice of Violation issued to SIGECO by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in November 2011.

The publication of this Dec. 23 notice will open a 30-day period for public comment.

SIGECO is a subsidiary of Vectren Corp. (NYSE: VVC).

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