It takes a village to solve the looming CCR storage issue

I n all discussions of coal ash disposition — either through beneficial reuse or keeping it intact but contained — the overriding concern is safety. The cap-in-place solution has been solidly debunked from a safety standpoint. The market for beneficiation of coal ash in building products still lags far behind the over-abundance of legacy CCR. [...]

By |2024-07-09T08:08:32-04:00July 9th, 2024|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Coal Ash Dilemma – The Age of Compromise

i t is hard to imagine, with such little progress over the past fifteen years, that we are on the verge of solving the coal ash dilemma. But the simple fact remains that to eliminate carbon pollution from the electricity sector in a reasonable timeframe requires a “mass clean-up” of inadequate coal ash storage across [...]

By |2024-06-17T15:57:31-04:00June 3rd, 2024|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

The Need for Environmental Remediation is Everywhere

For many years a variety of industries performed and developed activities with little regard for the environmental impact. These operations were carried out at a time where laws and regulations were either non-existent or not comprehensive enough, which led to the development of contaminated sites. Environmental remediation is a process that is used to [...]

By |2024-05-10T08:11:41-04:00May 10th, 2024|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Coal Ash Dilemma – There Are Choices 2 (cont.)

Based on the wide-spread reaction of our last post, we thought that is would be good to further explain “the choices” that could be available to all stakeholders (utilities, EPA, politicians, state regulators, environmental groups, and local communities) dealing with excavated legacy coal ash. Before any choices are revealed, all the stakeholders must decide [...]

By |2024-04-23T09:07:29-04:00April 23rd, 2024|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Coal Ash Dilemma – There Are Choices

Despite years of controversy …. All stakeholders (utilities, EPA, politicians, state regulators, environmental groups, and local communities) will have to decide on “dig it up” or “cover it up” as a middle-path solution. When that happens, the stakeholders will have to make choices as for the methods to deploy. In all these discussions of [...]

By |2024-04-05T08:42:06-04:00April 5th, 2024|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Coal Ash Dilemma – There’s “Light” at the End of the Tunnel.

Are you tired of hearing about coal ash yet? Is it harmful, is it in groundwater or not, is it going to be excavated, are the states protecting its citizens, and how much is it really going to cost are all common coal ash discussion points. Who could blame you if you are tired [...]

By |2024-03-01T08:16:11-05:00March 1st, 2024|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments
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