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 – 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

REACH FOR MORE – Retrofit Construction Method for Coal Ash Basins

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is revisiting its 2015 rule that regulated the disposal of toxic waste from coal-fired power plants. Among other actions, the EPA has ordered companies to stop placing ash in unlined ponds since keeping coal ash in unlined storage has long been the threat to drinking water. When the dust settles, [...]

By |2024-02-06T13:41:10-05:00January 26th, 2024|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Coal Ash Regulation: Environmental Poker

There is a battle brewing whether a Coal Ash Impoundment’s Cap-In-Place Closure Plan (even partial hybrid methods) are protective enough when ground water issues exist or high probability that they will develop. Despite current regulations with more regulations on the way, there is a large environmental poker game being played. Some utilities and state [...]

By |2024-01-05T08:22:25-05:00January 5th, 2024|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments
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