The following is a collection of ash pond news from February 2021. The intent of the newsletter is to summarize news regarding ash pond closure activities, lawsuits filed against utilities relating to their ash ponds, as well as regulatory changes impacting ash pond operations or closures.
This downloadable, four-page newsletter provides resources and explanations of ash pond news concerning a number of topics, including:
- Duke Energy is installing new coal ash recycling facilities, called STAR units, at the former Buck Steam Station in Salisbury, North Carolina, at the H.F. Lee Plant in Goldsboro, and the third later this year at Cape Fear Plant in Moncure.
- In East Alton, Illinois, the main building of the Wood River Power Station was demolished, temporarily leaving three retired smokestacks still standing on the property.
- New Alternative Green Energy (New AGE) is making Marlin, Texas its headquarters and intends to work with Baylor University and Texas A&M University for local leadership, training, and job opportunities.
- Earth Justice and the Environmental Integrity Project are taking action to fight attempts of utilities to circumvent 2018 court-ordered unlined coal ash pond closures.