Tag: coal ash

Infrastructure, Public Works

Biden Administration Rolls Out ‘Durable’ WOTUS Definition in Final Rule

December 30, 2022

Via: PowerMag

The Biden administration has rolled out in a final what it says is a “durable” definition of “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS), potentially capping a legal and political battle that has raged for nearly two decades. The final rule issued […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

What Can be Done With Coal Ash Waste?

September 8, 2022

Via: Waste360

The disposal of coal ash is a challenge due to the heavy metals inside of the material that is leached out by water and can contaminate groundwater. Due to this, the EPA has implemented strict disposal procedures to divert ash […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

FirstEnergy closes coal ash landfill, paving the way for solar

August 16, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

FirstEnergy closed an ash landfill for the former R. Paul Smith coal power plant in Berkeley County, West Virginia. The company said it plans to develop a utility-scale solar facility nearby. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection recently allowed […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Plant Bowen Will Showcase Largest Coal Ash Beneficial Use Project in the U.S.

July 6, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Georgia Power will harvest 9 million tons of coal ash landfilled at its 3.4-GW Plant Bowen station in Bartow County, Georgia, and beneficially use it in concrete for major regional construction projects. The project, announced on June 29, will be […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Georgia Power launches coal ash use project at Plant Bowen

June 29, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Millions of tons of stored coal ash would be collected from Georgia Power’s Plant Bowen under a new project involving the utility and Eco Material Technologies. The coal ash would be used in concrete to construct bridges, roads, and buildings […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

The Remarkable Responsibility of Coal Refuse Power

August 2, 2021

Via: PowerMag

Coal is foundational for West Virginia. It not only underlies the state’s undulating topography in more than 100 seams, but mining of the energy-rich bituminous coal has also characterized the livelihood of generations of West Virginians, shaped the state’s heritage, […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Virginia lawmakers strike deal on bill directing Dominion to excavate coal ash

January 25, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The agreement among Virginia lawmakers on Thursday marks a rare legislative intervention against utility plans to store coal ash at their plant sites as companies continue to clash with environmental groups over the most effective methods to handle the waste. […]