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Inside EPA - 08/02/2019

EPA Backs Industry Call To Revise Coal Ash Rule’s Approach To Waste Reuse

July 30, 2019
EPA is proposing to rework how its Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) coal ash rule handles reuse of the waste, backing industry requests to scrap the current numeric approach and imposing instead a mandate to “control releases” that environmentalists say amounts to an exemption from regulation for structural fills and other activites. The agency on July 30 released a new RCRA proposal largely focused on changing how the rule treats uncontained “piles” of ash being prepared for either reuse...

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