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  • Coal Ash Spill

    (CNN) -- The coal ash poured out of a broken pipe into the Dan River, turning water into dark muck. It took nearly a week to stem the spill, which sent millions of gallons of sludge from a retired power plant into a river that supplies drinking water to communities in North Carolina and neighboring Virginia. Workers stopped the ...


    By RCBC Global Inc

  • EPA review finds coal ash ponds at alliant energy corporation in burlington, Iowa, meet safety standards

    As part of an ongoing comprehensive review of the structural integrity of coal ash impoundment sites nationwide, EPA has concluded its review of an independent investigation at the Alliant Energy Corporation’s Interstate Power and Light facility in Burlington, Iowa. The investigation finds that the five coal ash impoundments at the facility meet acceptable factors of safety. EPA agrees with ...

  • Reclaiming the Sydney tar ponds

    Canada’s most famous contaminated site may finally be receiving the treatment that it has sorely needed for two decades. Earth Tech Canada has been retained by the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency (STPA) to design, construct and oversee the remediation of the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Site in Nova Scotia. How the largest remediation project in the country unfolds is likely to change the way ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Coal-ash dumps threaten community

    From his modest home near the Cape Fear River, Sam Malpass can glimpse the tall stacks of Duke Energy's Sutton Steam Electric Plant, a looming reminder of the environmental dangers threatening his family. Contaminated groundwater from a pair of huge Sutton coal-ash dumps is headed toward the wells that provide drinking water for Flemington, a largely working class community a half mile from the ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

    Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last February, there was another spill and gray sludge spewed into the Dan River in North Carolina. With each disaster, environmentalists sounded alarms and called for the byproduct of burning coal to be treated as hazardous ...


    By Associated Press

  • GSE Environmental Hosts Coal Ash Technical Seminar

    GSE Holding, Inc., (NYSE:GSE) the leading global manufacturer and provider of geosynthetic lining products and services, held a Coal Ash Technical Seminar on October 18 in Chantilly, VA. The seminar, led by a panel of seven of the world’s top geosynthetics experts, covered a variety of topics of concern to the coal ash industry, particularly in regard to coal ash combustion and storage. ...


    By GSE Environmental (GSE)

  • Duke shareholders want probe of coal ash spill

    Duke Energy shareholders called on the company's board on Thursday to launch an independent investigation into issues surrounding a massive coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in toxic sludge. A letter sent to Duke's board of directors by a coalition of more than 20 large institutional investors says their confidence has been shaken by the  ...


    By Associated Press

  • NWRA and EREF to Hold Coal Ash Management Forum

    The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) will partner to hold the Coal Ash Management Forum on July 21 - 22, 2016. The conference aims to be a forum where both the utility and waste management industries can share ideas, research, operations strategies and case studies on how to manage coal ash beneficially or in a ...

  • EPA Announces Plans to Regulate Coal Ash

    EMSL Analytical provides testing solutions for coal ash as well as combustion byproducts including soot, char and ash.   ...


  • Coal-ash waste poses risk across the nation

    The billion-gallon wave of toxic coal-ash sludge that burst from a power-plant retention pond and buried 300 acres of rural Tennessee hints at a far larger problem: hundreds of similar threats nationwide. More than 1,300 coal-ash waste sites are dotted across the United States, about half of them actively used, federal data show. Some are landfills. The rest are 'surface impoundments' (storage ...


    By Axcess News

  • EPA releases survey results on coal ash impoundments

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making information publicly available from electric utilities on the management of coal combustion residuals contained in surface impoundments and similar management units.  Following the coal ash spill at a Tennessee Valley Authority facility in Kingston, Tenn., EPA requested the information from electric utilities to inform an assessment of the ...

  • Violations issued against Duke for coal ash spill

    North Carolina regulators issued notice to Duke Energy on Friday that the company will be cited for violating environmental standards in connection with a massive coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge. Two formal notices issued by the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources cite Duke for ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA releases coal ash safety plans

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released action plans developed by 22 electric utility facilities with coal ash impoundments, describing the measures the facilities are taking to make their impoundments safer. The action plans are a response to EPA's assessment reports on the structural integrity of these impoundments that the agency made public last September. Coal ash was brought ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA releases coal ash impoundments safety plans

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing action plans developed by 20 electric utility facilities with 70 coal ash impoundments, describing the measures the facilities are taking to make their impoundments safer. The action plans are a response to EPA's final assessment reports on the structural integrity of these impoundments that the agency made public last May. Coal ash ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • North Carolina dumps coal ash deal with Duke

    North Carolina's environmental agency sought late Monday to delay its own settlement with Duke Energy a week after a busted pipe at one of the company's coal ash dumps spewed enough toxic sludge into the Dan River to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools. Lawyers for the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources asked a judge to disregard ...


    By Associated Press

  • North Carolina river turns to gray sludge after coal ash spill

    Canoe guide Brian Williams dipped his paddle downstream from where thousands of tons of coal ash has been spewing for days into the Dan River, turning the wooden blade flat to bring up a lump of gray sludge. On the riverbank, hundreds of workers at a Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina scrambled to plug a hole in a pipe at the bottom of a 27-acre pond where the toxic ash was stored. ...


    By Associated Press

  • North Carolina regulators shielded Duke`s coal ash pollution

    Over the last year, environmental groups have tried three times to use the federal Clean Water Act to force Duke Energy to clear out leaky coal ash dumps like the one that ruptured last week, spewing enough toxic sludge into a North Carolina river to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools. Each time, they say, their efforts have been stymied - by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural ...


    By Associated Press

  • Coal Ash Anticipated to Be Regulated As Nonhazardous Waste, Duke Energy Says

    Forthcoming regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency are likely to designate coal ash as a nonhazardous waste despite a recent high-profile spill of the material in North Carolina, Duke Energy Corp. said. “We do expect it will be designated as nonhazardous,” Keith Trent, chief operating officer of regulated utilities for Duke Energy, said during a conference call ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Coal Ash, environmental risks to dominate southern company annual meeting

    With Southern Company"s annual shareholder meeting tomorrow, and with two resolutions on the ballot focusing on risks from the company"s environmental practices, there is rising pressure on Southern Company to take action to improve its environmental record in relation to coal ash and other matters. Shareholder proposals on climate change and coal ash have been earning record votes at companies ...

  • TVA says ash spill cleanup could take 3 years

    A massive coal ash spill in Tennessee could take three years to clean up, followed by potentially years of environmental monitoring, the Tennessee Valley Authority says. The nation’s largest public utility is pushing to get some 3 million cubic yards of ash cleared from the Emory River by spring 2010 - about 18 months after the Dec. 22 disaster at the Kingston Fossil Plant. 'We feel that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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