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Ash Pond Newsletter: January 2022

Posted on February 03, 2022

The following is a collection of ash pond news from January 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:

  • In April 2015, the USEPA published a new rule regulating—for the first time—the disposal of coal combustion residuals (the “CCR Rule”). Companies facing these regulations should evaluate their historical insurance, because certain costs incurred as a result of the CCR Rule, including for groundwater investigation and corrective action and closure, may be covered under liability insurance policies issued prior to 1986.
  • In 34 different community water systems across New Jersey, serving almost 500,000 residents, high levels of PFAS have been detected.
  • A volcanic eruption in Tonga caused huge waves, which were the likely cause of an oil spill at a Repsol refinery in La Pampilla, Peru.
  • Earlier in January 2022, in Crane County, Texas, a column of saltwater shot up into the sky, dumping an estimated 25,000 barrels of briny water onto the earth.