Managing Coal Combustion Waste (CCW): Issues with Disposal and Waste

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DIANE Publishing, 2011 - 26 pages
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Coal-fired power plants account for almost half of America┐s electric power, resulting in 136 millions tons of CCW. CCW contains a range of heavy metals such as arsenic, beryllium, chromium, lead, and mercury. The primary concern regarding CCW relates to the potential for hazardous constituents to leach into surface or groundwater, and hence contaminate drinking water, surface water, or living organisms. Contents of this report: (1) Disposal and Use Issues; (2) The Nature of Coal Combustion Waste; (3) Potential Risks Associated with CCW Management; (4) Regulatory History and Current Rulemaking; (5) Landfill and Surface Impoundment Disposal; Mine Disposal; ┐Beneficial Use┐. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.
 

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