The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed denying the applications of six power plant facilities across the United States as it attempts to curtail coal ash disposal in unlined surface impoundments. Amongst the issues: insufficient groundwater monitoring programs, evidence of releases, inadequate documentation of liner design and performance, and a failure to meet all location restrictions.
These proposed denials present a new challenge for utility companies currently managing coal combustion residual (“CCR”) waste. To explore the expanding regulations of CCRs and the potential impact that may follow, read on here.
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