Tag: coal ash

EPA Announces New Federal Regulations for Disposal of Coal Ash from Coal-Fired Power Plants

On December 19, 2014, the EPA announced the first federal regulations governing the disposal of coal ash in impoundments and landfills. Coal ash is one of the largest types of industrial wastes generated in United States, with nearly 110 million tons produced in 2012.* Coal ash is produced from the burning of coal in coal-fired […]

Coal Ash Rules to be Promulgated

by Ken Kirk (kenk@smithmanage.com) On October 29, 2013, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to come up with a schedule to finalize its delayed rules on the handling and disposal of coal ash from power plants within 60 days.   EPA promised federal regulations on the handling and disposal of coal […]