Inside EPA - 08/30/2019

Environmentalists Seek Coal Ash Removal In Landmark Georgia Program

August 27, 2019
Environmentalists are urging EPA to force Georgia to adopt strict requirements removing all stored coal ash from disposal sites when shutting them down and prohibit “closure in place” of such sites before it approves the state’s landmark bid to establish an otherwise stricter alternative to the agency’s ash regulatory regime. According to a recently released transcript of an EPA public hearing held Aug. 6 in Atlanta, GA, environmentalist speakers focused almost exclusively on the site closure requirements and public-notice provisions...

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