ash storage News

  • House passes bill on coal ash

    The House on Thursday passed legislation giving states greater control over the management of coal ash, a coal combustion byproduct that poses environmental threats when put in landfills but is also commonly recycled for use in cement, concrete and other products. Some Democrats saw the measure as yet another attempt by the Republican majority ...


    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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ash Improvement Technology Signs Multi-Year Agreement to Treat Ash and Slag in Vietnam

    Ash Improvement Technology, Inc. (AIT) announced today that it signed an agreement with Shengli Steel of Vietnam to convert ash and slag waste products into a cement substitute material. The 5-year contract was awarded for Shengli's site located in the Thai Binh province and encompasses treatment of approximately 60,000 annual tons of material for local and export markets. ...


  • 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 ...

  • North Carolina pulls deal with Duke on coal ash pollution

    North Carolina regulators said Friday that they have asked a judge to withdraw a proposed settlement that would have allowed Duke Energy to resolve environmental violations by paying a $99,000 fine with no requirement that the $50 billion company clean up its pollution. The consent order that the state Department of Environment and Natural ...


    By Associated Press

  • Judge hits state agency over Duke Energy coal ash pollution

    North Carolina's environmental watchdog agency has not been trying very hard to force Duke Energy to clean up toxic groundwater pollution near a coal-burning power plant where neighbors can't drink their well water, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs' comments came in a decision late Tuesday rejecting bids by the ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA approves cleanup plan for remaining coal ash at TVA Kingston site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 today has approved the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) selected cleanup plan for the next phase of coal ash removal at the TVA Kingston site in Roane County, Tenn. The cleanup plan, one of three alternatives proposed to the public earlier this year, requires TVA to permanently store on site all of the ash being removed from the Swan ...

  • Kansas department of health and environment and EPA renew hazardous waste permit for ash grove cement in Chanute, Kan. (KS)

    After extensive public participation and comprehensive technical evaluation, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 (EPA) have agreed to renew the Hazardous Waste Permit for Ash Grove Cement Company in Chanute, Kan. Ash Grove began burning hazardous waste as fuel in 1988 and built a new kiln system in 2000. The new kiln system ...

  • Boundary Dam – A Carbon Capture and Storage First for Canada

    The Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Project, officially  launched today, is SaskPower’s flagship CCS initiative and a world first. Through the development of the world’s first and largest commercial-scale CCS project of its kind, SaskPower is making a viable technical, environmental and economic case for the continued use of coal. The $1.4 billion Project ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • US Labor Department`s OSHA cites Central Ready Mix for 10 violations after worker fatally engulfed in fly-ash silo at Middletown, Ohio, concrete company

    Central Ready Mix LLC has been cited for 10 serious safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a 39-year-old plant operator was fatally engulfed in a fly-ash storage silo on Aug. 6 at the Middletown gravel company. "Engulfment is one of the six major hazards present in silo-type storage facilities. Employers can't be assured that ...

  • Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative and SolarCity Install Solar and Energy Storage Portfolio in the Northeast

    Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (CMEEC), SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) and Brightfields Development, LLC (Brightfields) today announced the development of 13 megawatts (AC) of solar power systems and at least 1.5 megawatts (6.0 megawatt hours) of energy storage systems located in southern Connecticut. CMEEC will ...


    By SolarCity Corporation

  • New incineration-waste clean-up method brings resource and carbon benefits

    Ash from waste incineration can be made safer simply by mixing it with rice husks, water and other forms of waste ash at temperatures under 100 °C, according to new research. Once dried, the end product not only locks away toxic metals lead and zinc, but also stores carbon. Furthermore, it can be used in the polymer industry to lower costs, improve polymer properties and reduce the use of ...

  • Solar Impulse - a scale-model of the zero fuel airplane at the See Solar

    During the SEE Solar (South-East European Solar PV & Thermal Exhibition) which will take place on March 28-30.2012 in Sofia (Inter Expo Center), Solvay Sodi will present a scale-model of the zero fuel airplane – Solar Impulse. This is the first and only aircraft in the world which can fly day and night fuelled only by solar energy. Solvay, the main shareholder of Solvay Sodi, is the ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • For all the Li in China

    Coal from China could become a major source of the metal lithium, according to a review of the geochemistry by scientists published in the International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology. Lithium is an essential component of rechargeable batteries used almost ubiquitously in mobile gadgets such as phones, laptops, tablet computers and in many electric vehicles. Worldwide annual consumption ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Treasury proposes changes to landfill tax system

    The Treasury has launched a consultation on modernising the landfill tax system which includes plans to change the definitions of taxable disposal of waste at a landfill site and inert wastes. The document titled Modernising landfill tax legislation  cites last year’s Waste Recycling Group vs. HM Revenue & Customs case as a key driver for this change. The case debated what constituted a ...

  • Twenty one Bredel hose pumps installed in landmark sustainable energy project

    Bredel hose pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) have been installed as part of a landmark abrasives handling project at the combined heat and power (CHP) plant of Dong Energy in Studstrup, Denmark. The project has seen the facility switch from coal to biomass fuel in line with its ambition to supply sustainable energy. Bredel peristaltic hose pumps were selected ...

  • Nanoparticles present in residues of waste incineration plant

    The use of nanomaterials in consumer goods is growing, as is their presence in waste. A new study is the first to follow the fate of engineered nanoparticles through the entire waste incineration chain. The results indicate current filter technology is effective in removing nanoparticles from flue gas, but that nanoparticles also bind to residues, such as fly ash and slag, which eventually end up ...

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