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Don't Forget Recycling in Ash Regulation Discussions
Americans benefit from robust conversations about coal ash disposal and the best ways to manage it. Unfortunately, those conversations all too often degenerate into attacks on “toxic coal ash” that demonize the material and interfere with the best coal ash management strategy of all – beneficial...
Read More posted by: on: Aug 05, 2015 @ 09:47
Happy Earth Day 2015!
Happy Earth Day 2015! Much has changed over the 45 years since the first Earth Day was held in 1970. Americans have made enormous progress in cleaning up our environment and creating consciousness about environmental issues in people’s everyday lives. For the people who work in the coal ash re...
Read More posted by: on: Apr 22, 2015 @ 02:43
Think Coal Ash for “America Recycles Day”
November 15 is “America Recycles Day” and what better occasion to remember the environmental benefits of recycling coal ash. More than 50 million tons of coal ash are safely recycled every year in a wide variety of uses and products. Recycling coal ash keeps it out of landfills and disposal po...
Read More posted by: on: Nov 15, 2014 @ 01:15
On Kingston Anniversary, Time to Refocus on Recycling
December 22 marks the fifth anniversary of the coal ash spill at the Kingston power plant in Tennessee. Cleanup from the incident is substantially complete, but the regulatory uncertainty and negative publicity the spill caused continue to depress efforts to recycle coal ash rather than throw it...
Read More posted by: on: Dec 22, 2013 @ 07:38
Kingston – Then and Now
On the fifth anniversary of the Kingston coal ash spill, Citizens for Recycling First readers may be interested in what the site looks like today. The Tennessee Valley Authority has posted a bunch of “before” and “after” photos on its website showing the remarkable cleanup that has occurred. Y...
Read More posted by: on: Dec 22, 2013 @ 07:29
Coal Ash Bill Passes House with Broad, Bipartisan Support
Legislation that would create the first national coal ash disposal regulations passed the U.S. House of Representatives with the support of 39 Democrats, 279 diverse industry trade associations and individual companies, and a positive statement from the Obama White House. HR 2218, the “Coal Re...
Read More posted by: on: Aug 04, 2013 @ 03:13
Improved Coal Ash Legislation Filed in U.S. House
A bill filed in the U.S House of Representatives on June 3, 2013, would create the first-ever federal regulatory standards for coal ash disposal while simultaneously creating the regulatory certainty needed to re-energize coal ash recycling in America.  HR 2218 – the ‘‘Coal Residuals Reus...
Read More posted by: on: Jun 03, 2013 @ 08:21
Happy Earth Day with a Positive Coal Ash Message from EPA!
Monday is Earth Day – and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency delivered a gift to coal ash recyclers just in time: On Friday, the Agency sent a clear signal that it is moving away from its earlier proposal to regulate coal ash as a “hazardous waste.” The announcement showed up on page 52 ...
Read More posted by: on: Apr 22, 2013 @ 07:09
Recycling Remains Stalled – No End in Sight
It’s been more than four years since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would develop new regulations for coal ash disposal. The uncertainty EPA created when it said one regulatory option could involve a “hazardous waste” designation for coal ash has brought the growth in ash ...
Read More posted by: on: Apr 17, 2013 @ 05:22
Happy America Recycles Day!
November 15 is “America Recycles Day.” So what better time to review the positive environmental contributions that come from using coal ash instead of throwing it away? There are many good reasons to view coal ash as a resource, rather than a waste. Recycling it conserves natural resources and...
Read More posted by: on: Nov 15, 2012 @ 04:25