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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 plans to regulate coal ash

    Agency proposals would address risks of unsafe coal ash disposal, while supporting safe forms of beneficial ...

  • EPA Announces First National Regulations to Safeguard Disposal of Coal Ash

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the first national regulations to provide for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash) from coal-fired power plants. The final rule establishes safeguards to protect communities from coal ash impoundment failures, like the catastrophic Kingston, Tenn., spill in 2008, and establishes safeguards to prevent groundwater ...

  • Statement from EPA on coal ash

    WASHINGTON - EPA's pending decision on regulating coal ash waste from power plants, expected this month, will be delayed for a short period due to the complexity of the analysis the agency is currently finishing. As part of her commitment to ensuring the protection of public health and the environment regarding coal ash, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson had set a deadline to complete the ...

  • EPA plans to regulate coal ash

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. Coal combustion residuals, commonly known as coal ash, are byproducts of the combustion of coal at power plants and are disposed of in liquid form at large surface impoundments and in solid form at landfills. The residuals ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Pennsylvania Groundwater Contaminated By Coal Ash

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, September 18, 2007 (ENS) - Disposing of coal ash in mines is contaminating water supplies throughout Pennsylvania, according to a report released today by the advocacy group Clean Air Task Force and the nonprofit, public interest law firm Earthjustice. In 10 of 15 mines examined across the state, groundwater and streams near areas where coal ash, or coal ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.   ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • DEP Secretary Urges Pennsylvania`s Congressional Members to Vote for Scientifically Responsible Disposal or Beneficial Use of Coal Ash

    In an Oct. 13 letter to Pennsylvania's U.S. Congressional delegation, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer urged them to vote in favor of House Resolution 2273, the Coal Residuals and Management Act, which would establish a framework to allow the states to continue operating ...

  • EPA Approves the State of Kansas’ Coal Ash Management Plan

    Simultaneously with the effective date of the first national regulations for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash) from coal-fired power plants, EPA Region 7 gave conditional approval to the State of Kansas’ plan to implement the rule’s provisions Monday, Oct. 19. “We applaud the State of Kansas for their leadership in protecting human health and the ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA to hold public hearing in Pittsburgh on proposed coal ash regulations (PA)

    When: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Omni Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, Pa. What: This is one of eight public hearings on the agency’s proposal to regulate the disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. EPA’s proposal is the first-ever national effort to ensure the safe ...

  • EPA announces a schedule of public hearings on proposed coal ash regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting seven public hearings on the agency’s proposal to regulate the disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. EPA’s proposal is the first-ever national effort to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. Each hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue until 9:00 p.m. ...

  • EPA Evaluation Finds Use of Coal Ash in Concrete and Wallboard Appropriate

    Using a newly developed methodology, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its evaluation of the two largest beneficial uses of encapsulated coal combustion residuals (CCR or coal ash): use in concrete as a substitute for portland cement, and the use of flue gas desulfurization gypsum as a substitute for mined gypsum in wallboard. EPA’s evaluation concluded that the ...

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