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Coal-ash management by U.S. electric utilities: Overview and recent developments

Elizabeth Connors

Utilities Policy, 2015, vol. 34, issue C, 30-33

Abstract: This article briefly presents the historical and potential costs of coal-ash dam failure and disposal site leakage in the U.S. Highlights of the Environmental Protection Agency's 2014 final rule relating to regulation of coal ash as solid waste under Subtitle D of the Resource and Recovery Act, as well as current uncertainties relating to the cost of implementation and compliance by electric utilities, are discussed.

Keywords: Coal ash; Coal combustion residuals; Coal-ash management; U.S. environmental protection agency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2015.03.004

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