News & Events

Ash Pond Newsletter: October 2021

Posted on November 18, 2021

The following is a collection of ash pond news from October 2021. 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:

  • According to an economic analysis by a national science advocacy nonprofit, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the Pennsylvania-based think tank Ohio River Valley Institute, the remediation of coal ash in the Ohio River Valley would create more than $100 million in economic activity per state.
  • Michigan utility company DTE Energy will stop burning coal at its Belle River Power Plant, in St. Clair County, in December 2028.
  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) District of Columbia circuit court will end the suit against its approval of Oklahoma’s Coal Ash Permit Plan.
  • A recently published dataset from the USEPA has identified over 120,000 locations around the United States where PFAS may be handled.