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Risks of Coal Ash Containment Failure

Even if you follow the EPA’s latest regulations on lining and containing coal ash residues, you can end up dealing with a release that leads to remediation costs and fines. 

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Why is It Hard to Line Coal Ash Containment Pits?

Containment pits and basins for coal ash aren’t the easiest kind of impoundment to line. 

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Why Flexible Liners Work Best for All Types of Coal Ash Containment

It’s simply not enough to excavate a well-designed impoundment basin and expect it to suffice for holding coal ash slurries and “dry” mixtures.

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Other Disposal Methods for Coal Ash

Recycling and reusing coal ash are big business today, since it reduces costs for disposal while making good use of the waste material. 

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How Can Coal Ash Be Recycled?

Recycling coal ash residue is often a win-win situation. 

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Cooling and Handling Requirements for Coal Ash Residues

It’s not enough to design a safe and well-lined impoundment to hold all the coal ash residues produced by a power plant. 

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Changing Regulations for Coal Ash Residue Containment

As with many types of potentially hazardous waste, regulations continue to change and evolve as new information comes in about the long-term impact of pollution.

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What is Coal Ash?

Much like what’s left in a grill or a fireplace at home, the coal ash produced by a power plant is the waste left after burning raw coal. 

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