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EPA to Propose Fly Ash Rule by Year End

By Ted Nelson ecomii.com
October 27, 2009
File under: Alternative Sources, Energy Sources, Natural Resources, Waste Reduction

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After speaking with a few EPA employees, I have some follow-up information related to the

Canary in a Coal Mine article from October 6th.

The EPA intends to propose a rule on the status of fly ash by the end of 2009. There are three broad options for what this rule might be:

  1. All residue of coal combustion may be treated as a hazardous waste.
  2. All residue of coal combustion may be regarded as non-hazardous.
  3. A hybrid approach to regulation. For example, disposal may be considered hazardous while some beneficial uses are considered non-hazardous.

Further information about fly ash is available from the Coal Combustion Products Partnership (C2P2).

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  1. CoalPortal (@CoalPortal)
    November 18, 2011 4am UTC

    coal statistics would suggest the commodity isn’t going anywhere. Coal reports show if we have to live with it, we may as well reduce the impact of coal and CCS seems to be the best solution found to date. Cherry http://www.coalportal.comWhile for some an ideal world would see no reliance on coal industry to produce electricity,

 
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