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Power Company AES Settles Claims That It Killed or Deformed Babies With Dumped Coal Ash

  • Parents in Caribbean country blame birth defects on dumped ash
  • Ash was generated by AES's coal-fired Puerto Rico power plant
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AES Corp. settled a lawsuit accusing the power-generating company of allowing one of its units to dump coal ash on beaches in the Dominican Republic, which allegedly caused a spate of birth defects in children.

AES was slated to go to trial in state court in Delaware Monday over the birth-defect claims, but Kim Cephas, a court official, said the case had settled. The terms of the accord weren’t available.