EPA Denies First Coal Ash Extension But Seeks To Curb Adverse Grid Effects

November 18, 2022
EPA has finalized the first in a series of decisions denying an Ohio power plant’s request for an extension to comply with coal ash storage requirements, though the agency has taken a series of steps that are expected to limit adverse electric reliability effects after warnings from grid operators and generators. The agency’s approach, detailed in a final denial released Nov. 18, includes a long lead time for the facility to end disposal of coal ash in its unlined landfill,...

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