It’s going to happen. All stakeholders, utilities, environmental groups, regulators, citizens, and governments will decide on some compromise over the closure of coal ash basins with ground water impacts. Taking the “middle path” between the two extreme stances; Cap-In-Place by the utilities and Excavate-Haul by the environmental groups results in on-site storage. This could be in the form of long-term storage (landfill), short-term storage (beneficiation inventory system) or beneficially reused on-site as infrastructure enhancements.
Consider a proactive approach by utilizing the VertiCell™ construction method. The VertiCell™ construction method of a segmented bunker style retrofit system can be completed safer, better, and cheaper than a typical traditional methods of coal ash basin retrofits.
VertiCell™ consolidates, compacts the ash by utilizing the vertical airspace created over a limited area. These segmented bunker style cells are quickly filled, capped, and rendered inert at a much faster pace than traditional methods. Here at EnCAP-IT we refer to this process as Progressive Filling and Progressive Capping.
VertiCell™ Progressive Filling
Limits “Double Handling”
Greater Inventory Control
VertiCell™ Progressive Capping
Outside slopes capped using a “shingle” method
Outside slopes form bi-directional hydrostatic barriers
Individual bunkers capped at a rapid pace
Creation of V-Notch bunkers allows greater stability
Segment approach provides stability relief on outside slopes
VertiCell™ Method = Cost Control
Minimizes Off-Site Transportation Costs
Optimizes the use of On-Site Property
Closure timeframe is reduced
Efficient placement of “off spec”, less desirable excavated coal ash
Final (Smaller) footprint = lower Post-Closure care/financial assurance
Here at EnCAP-IT, along with our Partners, we are the leading authority in Encapsulated Mechanically Stabilized Earthen (eMSE) structures like VertiCell™. Let us show how you can benefit from this green, proven innovation. Let’s talk.