Coal Ash

Coal Shortage Causes Short Supply Of Power in China

The news has been full of stories and articles concerning Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR), also referred to as coal ash.

Coal Shortage Causes Short Supply Of Power in China

Duke Energy and Lee County natives in North Carolina are struggling to reach a settlement over disputed toxic ash produced from the burning of coal to harness electricity. “It leaves behind ash that can contain arsenic, selenium, boron and many other toxic substances.For decades, that ash simply has been buried in pits near the power… Keep reading →

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on December 19, 2014, issued a much anticipated and certain to be controversial final rule under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) on the RCRA regulatory status of coal combustion residues (CCRs) from coal-fired power plants. EPA issued the final rule largely in an effort to protect communities from coal ash impoundment failures, like the Kingston, Tennessee spill in 2008. The rule establishes the first-ever federal regulations for the management of CCRs and is intended to prevent groundwater contamination and air emissions from coal ash disposal. In the final rule, however, EPA chose to regulate CCRs as non-hazardous solid waste under RCRA, opting to not regulate the large volumes of CCRs as hazardous waste.

John Kerry Holds Trilateral Meeting With Canadian And Mexican Counterparts

  The US State Department released its Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL Pipeline project Friday, which received spirited reactions across the energy business and political spectrums. The findings were largely in line with previous Environmental Impact Statements, which concluded Canada’s oil sands resources would likely be developed regardless of the pipeline’s construction.… Keep reading →