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Coal ash bedevils Oklahoma town, revealing weakness of EPA ...

Jun 30, 2016 · The situation in Bokoshe exposes the weakness in the EPA's coal ash rule, the fallacy that dumping can continue under the guise of beneficial use. To encourage recycling of coal ash, the agency exempts from federal oversight any disposal method that meets this definition.

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Milestone Bill to Clean Up Coal Ash Pollution in Illinois ...

Jul 30, 2019 · Milestone Bill to Clean Up Coal Ash Pollution in Illinois Becomes Law The Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act is a critical step in fixing Illinois' coal ash problem *Note a teleconference with activists and legal experts will be held at 4:00pm CST to speak about the impacts of the law. Dial (605) 313-5111, Access Code 643244. CONTACTS

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Frequent Questions on Coal Ash Impoundment ... - US EPA

For example, EPA has included as impoundments those units which contain water that came in contact with coal ash even if the coal is not placed in the impoundment – as in the case where coal ash is slurried to an impoundment where the ash settles and the clarified liquid is sent to another impoundment as a polishing step before discharge ...

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Federal Register :: Hazardous and Solid Waste Management ...

On April 17, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) promulgated national minimum criteria for existing and new coal combustion residuals (CCR) landfills and existing and new CCR surface impoundments. The Agency is proposing a rule that will address four provisions of the...

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New Coal Ash Disposal Site Data Show Widespread ...

Mar 02, 2018 · The Will County station is located in Romeoville, Illinois and is owned by a subsidiary of NRG Energy. In order to comply with the Coal Ash Rule, the site is monitoring six wells around two on-site coal ash ponds. The Coal Ash Rule report includes data from 2015 through 2017. All six wells, including the allegedly "upgradient" wells, show ...

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ALJ dismisses Duke attempt to reverse North Carolina coal ...

Aug 05, 2019 · ALJ dismisses Duke attempt to reverse North Carolina coal ash excavation order ... The six sites the case addresses are near ... clean energy, regulation.

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Special Report: Industry wraps coal ash regulation fight ...

Oct 01, 2010 · Guest Blog by Sue Sturgis, Editorial Director, Institute for Southern Studies/Facing South SPECIAL REPORT: Industry wraps coal ash regulation fight in the mantle of civil rights. Charles Steele, Jr. Standing out among the more than 250 people who testified at the recent Environmental Protection Agency hearing on proposed coal ash regulations in Charlotte, N.C. was one speaker with an ...

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Industry wraps coal ash regulation fight in the mantle of ...

Oct 01, 2010 · Industry wraps coal ash regulation fight in the mantle of civil rights ... Evans points out that the coal ash rule-making process required the EPA to conduct a ... "The case for a national ...

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Special Report: Industry wraps coal ash regulation fight ...

Oct 01, 2010 · Guest Blog by Sue Sturgis, Editorial Director, Institute for Southern Studies/Facing South SPECIAL REPORT: Industry wraps coal ash regulation fight in the mantle of civil rights. Charles Steele, Jr. Standing out among the more than 250 people who testified at the recent Environmental Protection Agency hearing on proposed coal ash regulations in Charlotte, N.C. was one speaker with an ...

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Environmentalists Dump on Proposal for Weaker Coal Ash ...

Apr 25, 2018 · In ia, electric supplier Dominion Energy is being scrutinized for how it plans to dispose of coal ash generated by its plants. In a statement, the company said Tuesday that even if the EPA rolls back the federal regulations, it still must comply with state regulations that it views as stricter than the federal standards now in place.

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Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric ...
Coal Ash Dump Sites Polluting Drinking Water across U.S ...

Aug 29, 2010 · Coal ash is a waste material produced during the combustion of coal in coal-fired power plants. A 60 Minutes investigation found that U.S. power plants produce about 130 million tons of waste each year, mostly coal ash. It contains toxic materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic.

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Stop the Spread of Coal Ash Contamination - Coalition for ...

Aug 27, 2019 · Rather than addressing the significant deficiencies in the rules as ordered by the court, EPA is focusing on making it easier for companies to irresponsibly store and dispose of coal ash. Please file your comment today opposing EPA's latest coal ash rollback.

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The New Coal Ash Disposal Rules: EPA's Missed Opportunity

The jury is still out on best practices for closing the 750 domestic inactive sites.With discretion being left up to the state governments (who are not required to adopt EPA regulations), a number of Band-Aid approaches are being employed.The easiest method for utilities to address our growing coal ash crisis is to cap the impoundment with soil and literally cover the damage done.

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Environmentalists Dump on Proposal for Weaker Coal Ash ...

Apr 25, 2018 · In ia, electric supplier Dominion Energy is being scrutinized for how it plans to dispose of coal ash generated by its plants. In a statement, the company said Tuesday that even if the EPA rolls back the federal regulations, it still must comply with state regulations that it views as stricter than the federal standards now in place.

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ALJ dismisses Duke attempt to reverse North Carolina coal ...

Aug 05, 2019 · ALJ dismisses Duke attempt to reverse North Carolina coal ash excavation order ... The six sites the case addresses are near ... clean energy, regulation.

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Coal Ash (Coal Combustion Residuals, or CCR) | US EPA

Coal ash is one of the largest types of industrial waste generated in the United States. In 2012, 470 coal-fired electric utilities generated about 110 million tons of coal ash. EPA supports the environmentally sound recycling of coal ash and has developed regulations on the safe disposal of coal ash in landfills and surface impoundments.

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Milestone Bill to Clean Up Coal Ash Pollution in Illinois ...

Jul 30, 2019 · Today, bipartisan legislation to protect Illinois' citizens and the environment from the effects of toxic coal ash became law. The Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act will result in stronger rules for coal ash cleanup and fund cleanup programs through permit fees — while also requiring performance bonds or other financial security to ensure that companies set aside the money to

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Milestone Bill to Clean Up Coal Ash Pollution in Illinois ...

Jul 30, 2019 · Milestone Bill to Clean Up Coal Ash Pollution in Illinois Becomes Law The Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act is a critical step in fixing Illinois' coal ash problem *Note a teleconference with activists and legal experts will be held at 4:00pm CST to speak about the impacts of the law. Dial (605) 313-5111, Access Code 643244. CONTACTS

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Coal Ash Pollution Threatens Groundwater At Western ...

Apr 10, 2017 · The plume of polluted water was black. In the satellite images, it snaked from the coal ash landfill at the D.B. Wilson Power Plant in Western Kentucky, about 40 minutes south of .

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