EPA Representative: Coal Ash Could be Regulated

(Associated Press 5-6-09) An Environmental Protection Agency representative is telling energy industry officials to expect regulations on how to handle ash from coal-fired power plants. That could include classifying coal ash as hazardous waste, the EPA official said. Matt Hale, director of the EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, spoke Tuesday at the World of Coal Ash conference in Lexington.