Coal ash concerns prompt Mobile Co. Commission to seek answers from state regulators
Citing “serious issues related to Alabama Power Company’s plans to cap, and leave in place, a site that contains a large volume of residual coal ash stored in a 600-acre coal ash pond at James M. Barry Electric Generating Plant,” the Mobile County Commission Tuesday wrote a letter to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management seeking answers to questions raised by citizens. Here is a copy of the letter sent to the state:May 28, 2019Lance R.
What a Real Coal Ash Cleanup Looks Like
The toxic mess left from burning coal is a growing problem. But we're seeing that state governments can be convinced to do the right thing.
Toxic Threats Must be Removed from the Floodplain
Hazardous materials are stored in the North Carolina floodplain that need to be moved to a safe location in order to protect community health.
Remove armpit stains, Arm pit stains, Laundry stain remover
There's no way to spin armpit stains in a positive light. They can ruin a good shirt, and cause an embarrassing experience in public when someone notices that
Top aides to be questioned about coal ash well water warnings
Top aides in the McCrory administration will have to testify under oath about conflicting descriptions of a 2015 meeting about how to word do-not-drink warnings to well owners who live near Duke Energy coal ash ponds.
Removing coal ash from all 14 Duke Energy sites could cost $10 billion
Duke Energy’s top North Carolina executive told state lawmakers Tuesday that digging up coal ash from disposal sites across the state and trucking the industrial waste to modern landfills, as critics are demanding, could cost as much as $10 billion.
Gorge News 10/24: Diversity of the Gorge, John Gray, iconic rivers list, tribes and coal export
October 19, the Oregonian - From his family, to guests at the resorts he created, to the beneficiaries of his philanthropy, Portland developer John D. Gray wanted Oregonians to enjoy what the state and region have to offer Gray was known for developing some of the state's most prominent resorts. Later in life, he became known regionally for his philanthropic efforts. He died October 19 in Portland at 93.... (I)n the early 1990s (Gray) was a leading force in developing the Skamania Lodge…
Why the EPA's Proposed Coal Ash Rule Is Concerning
Scientific studies point to the need for more monitoring, strict standards, and more transparency of coal ash disposal issues.
New report discloses how much toxic coal ash Michigan utilities produce
LANSING — Michigan electric utilities in 2016 generated nearly 1.5 million tons of coal ash, a waste material that can threaten water with arsenic,
CleanEnergy Footprints » Archive » What Is Your Electric Utility Planning for its Coal Ash?
Utilities in the Southeast are already starting to “close” toxic coal ash pits. We calculated how much ash will be excavated and how much will be left in mostly unlined pits posing a perpetual contamination risk to ground and surface water. In the Southeast 309.7 million tons of coal ash will be “closed” by 2030. 252.2 million tons of that ash will be capped in place. 57.5 million tons of ash will be excavated to lined landfills. 12 billion gallons of wastewater will…
State regulators have been working for more than a year to change accounting rules that have "not kept pace with technological innovation.”
Why we shouldn’t trust Duke Energy’s plan on coal ash
From Sam Perkins, Catawba Riverkeeper, in response to “The next, safe steps on coal ash” (March 6):
TVA plans to remove coal ash from Allen Fossil Plant, but questions remain
An estimated 3 million cubic yards of coal ash and other residuals remain at the now closed Allen Fossil Plant.
Lake Norman-area residents to DEQ: Duke coal ash must go
Sheila Holman, assistant secretary of the the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, who often seems to draw the short straw when
Fertilizers, Chemicals, Poop and (Maybe) Coal Ash: What’s Plaguing the James River?
What Is Coal Ash and Why Is It Dangerous?
Coal ash refers to what’s left after coal is burned. Those remnants pose environmental and health risks, especially when storage ponds are breached.
What you need to know about the EPA’s new coal ash rule
On December 22, 2008 the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) faced the reality of an extensive coal ash spill at their Kingston, TN power plant. This event resulted in the flooding of over 300 acres of local land as well as the release of significant amounts of coal ash into both the Emory and Clinch rivers This event and its resulting damage caused the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take a closer look at coal ash management at a national level. The public demanded…
CleanEnergy Footprints » Archive » Ash In Lungs: How Breathing Coal Ash is Hazardous to Your Health
This guest post is written by Lisa Evans and was originally published on Earthjustice’s blog on July 31, 2014. You can access the original post here Clouds of toxic coal ash dust from the Cane Run Power Station near Louisville, KY plague nearby neighbors, coating their homes (and lungs) with a thick layer of the dangerous dust. Take a deep breath—but not too deep if you live near a coal ash dumpsite, because the air pollution from coal ash dust can be…
Comment: How coal overcapacity is pitting coal against renewables in China's grid
When China published its 2014 electricity statistics back in February, we warned that the build-up of new coal-fired in China was a “bubble waiting to burst”. The past six months have made the problem even more apparent. China’s state-owned power companies have continued adding new coal-fired power plants to the grid at a feverish pace, …