Environmentalists Urge EPA To Mandate ‘Clean Closure’ Of Ash Ponds

July 29, 2021
A new report released by environmentalists urges EPA and states to interpret an Obama-era rule to effectively bar cap-in-place closure of coal ash impoundments, citing a new analysis that finds removing the ash to lined landfills or for beneficial reuse -- known as “clean closure” -- is better for local economies, job creation, and the environment. Earthjustice in the report “Cleaning Up Coal Ash for Good,” released July 29, says an analysis it commissioned by economists, engineers and hydrogeologists comparing...

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