The utility will drop its legal fight with the state, dig up nearly 80 million tons of ash and move it to lined storage.
Amid federal uncertainty, two of the state’s most notorious coal ash storage sites will likely test new cleanup rules adopted this year.
Private well samples indicated possible contamination near the J.H. Campbell coal plant.
Even without floods, multiple Ohio sites already have been found to have elevated contaminant levels in groundwater.
The pollution control board will hold additional public hearings to determine a remedy for the violations.