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EPA Continues to Regulate Disposed Coal Ash as Nonhazardous Waste but Greatly Upgrades Impoundment and Landfill Standards

Kenneth M. Kastner

Kenneth M. Kastner,

Washington, D.C.

14 January 2015

On 19 December 2014, the EPA placed on its website a controversial new rule on how coal ash is regulated when disposed in wet surface impoundments and dry landfills. The final rule is in direct response to a retaining wall that failed at a coal ash impoundment at the Tennessee Valley Authority Kingston, Tennessee power plant in 2009, and more recently, a coal ash impoundment release at a Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina, both allowing tons of coal ash to run across neighboring property and into waterways.

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Kenneth M. Kastner

Kenneth M. Kastner,

Washington, D.C.

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