June 2013

Nashik may get fly ash cluster project

(The Times of India 04-08-2013) NASHIK: A brick-manufacturing cluster project for small units engaged in making bricks from fly ash is likely to come up in Nashik soon. The District Industry Centre (DIC), Nashik, is planning to set up the cluster project by putting up a common facility centre for the units engaged in making bricks from fly ash, generated from the thermal power station at Eklahare near Nashik.

Experts propose research priorities for making concrete 'greener'

(Phys.Org 04-04-2013) The challenge of making concrete greener—reducing its sizable carbon footprint without compromising performance—is just like the world's most ubiquitous manufactured material—hard! But, according to a new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the potential engineering performance, energy-efficiency and environmental benefits make it a challenge worth tackling.

Making Concrete Greener Is a Challenge Worth Tackling

(AZoBuild 04-04-2013) The challenge of making concrete greener—reducing its sizable carbon footprint without compromising performance—is just like the world's most ubiquitous manufactured material—hard!

McCarthy's Work at EPA Should Start With Backing Off Coal Ash

(Roll Call 04-01-2013 ) During Lisa P. Jackson’s Senate confirmation hearing in January 2009, the incoming EPA administrator pledged to create national standards for coal ash disposal by the end of that year. Now, more than four years later, the Environmental Protection Agency is mired in a seemingly endless process of its own making — a process that has produced no standards but has created plenty of regulatory uncertainty that is harming our environment daily.
 

Coal ash legislation forthcoming

 (Lexology 02-10-2013) Representative David McKinley (R-WV) is expected soon to introduce coal ash legislation. The measure will attempt to strike a balance between Representative Bill Johnson’s (R-OH) Stop the War on Coal Act (H.R. 3409) and Senator John Hoeven’s (R-ND) Coal Ash Recycling and Oversight Act of 2012 (S. 3512); both would have prohibited the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating ash from coal-fired power plants, leaving oversight to state permitting programs.