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Ash Pond News: September 2022

Posted on October 19, 2022

The following is a collection of ash pond news from September 2022. Our intent is to provide you with important news pieces to help inform your business decisions and keep you up to date about the coal and ash pond industry.

This downloadable newsletter provides resources and explanations of ash pond news concerning a number of topics, including:

  • Since Puerto Rico banned coal ash storage following Hurricane Maria and groundwater contamination in the Puerto Rican town of Guayama, the toxic waste from its coal plant has been quietly shipped through Florida to Georgia.
  • Federal rules that emerged following a 2008 coal ash spill in Tennessee require either secure disposal of coal ash, or recycling it into concrete, drywall, fertilizer, and other materials as a “beneficial use” that many stakeholders prefer.
  • The State of Hawaii has passed a ban on the use of coal energy starting in 2023, and has set a mandate for fully renewable energy by 2045.
  • A lawsuit against All American Pipeline, L.P. and Plains Pipeline, L.P. has been approved by a federal judge for a settlement cost of $230 million for a pipeline release in 2015 off the Coast of Santa Barbara County, California.