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Louisville recycling plant turns coal waste into fertilizer

A bottle of the Sul4r-Plus fertilizer. A bottle of the Sul4r-Plus fertilizer.
The ribbon cutting at the SUL4R-PLUS Product Manufacturing Facility. The ribbon cutting at the SUL4R-PLUS Product Manufacturing Facility.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A new recycling facility capable of turning coal burning waste into fertilizer began operation in Louisville Monday.

Leaders at Louisville Gas and Electric have teamed with staff at Charah Incorporated to create a $13 million SUL4R-PLUS Product Manufacturing Facility at LG&E's Mill Creek Generating Station at 14660 Dixie Highway in Louisville.

The facility will recycle tons of pounds of coal burning byproducts from the Mill Creek Generating Station into fertilizer that will be sold and distributed to farms.

LG&E leaders said the new facility will produce green benefits for both the environment and customer's wallets. The new facility will allow both LG&E and Kentucky Utilities to provide lower costs to their customers.

United States senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul toured the facility during its Earth Day grand opening.

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