January 2010

ASTM Letter to EPA

On behalf of ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates and Subcommittee C09.24 on Supplementary Cementitious Materials, we are writing in regards to the proposed classification by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of fly ash as a "hazardous waste".
 

Separation Technologies' Response to Wall Street Journal Article "White House, EPA at Odds Over Coal-Waste Rules"

January 11, 2010
The Editor
Wall Street Journal
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Wsj.ltrs@wsj.com
 
Subject:  “White House, EPA at Odds Over Coal-Waste Rules”  Saturday/Sunday, January 9-10, 2010
 

Lignite Waste Handled Well in North Dakota

(Bismarck Tribune 1-10-2010) North Dakota's coal-fired plants, regulated by the state and monitored by the health department, have a history of responsible citizenship when it comes to waste. Perhaps it's because of the important legislation written in the 1970s regarding coal mining, reclamation and power plant operations. The state was proactive in defining how the lignite-related industries would behave right from the beginning. Those regulations were the result of hard-fought hearings and debates, with passionate voices for and against development. There was no easy pass.