Khargone: India’s High Efficiency Leap

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 04:07:00 +0000

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Indian power giant NTPC commissioned the second unit of the vast 1,320-MW Khargone Super Thermal Power Project in Madhya Pradesh this March, completing its first ultrasupercritical power plant. The project’s

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EPA Changes Closure Requirements in Coal Ash Rule

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:12:50 +0000

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 29 finalized several changes to the regulations for disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCRs), or coal ash, from electric utilities. The changes include giving utilities more time to design clean-up and closure plans for their coal ash storage sites. The changes stem from an opinion issued Aug. […]

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At Least Two Dead in Coal Ash Breach in India

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2020 19:33:26 +0000

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A dike at a coal ash pond at a power plant in India gave way on April 10, killing at least two people while four others are missing, according to a local official. The spill covered several acres of cropland in the area. K.V.S. Choudary, the district collector and the top public official in the […]

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Settlement Reached in Largest U.S. Coal Ash Cleanup

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 20:14:33 +0000

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Duke Energy will save about $1.5 billion in coal ash cleanup costs under a settlement between the utility and environmental and other groups announced Jan. 2 by North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The DEQ said Duke Energy will need to excavate about 80 million tons of coal ash currently stored in basins at […]

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EPA Overrides Subpart D in Newly Proposed Federal Coal Ash Permitting Rule

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2019 16:13:04 +0000

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Only “high hazard” CCR units will be subject to immediate compliance deadlines under a newly proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that revises federal permit requirements for the management of coal combustion residuals (CCRs) at power plants. If finalized, the rule will apply to all coal facilities in Indian country and the 48 U.S. states […]

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EPA Proposes Revisions to Two Obama-Era Rules: Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Coal Ash

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 21:45:51 +0000

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued long-awaited proposed revisions of two 2015 Obama-era rules that apply to effluent limitations guidelines (ELGs) for steam electric power plants and coal combustion residuals (CCR) management by electric utilities.  The agency coordinated the release of the two related revisions, which apply overwhelmingly to coal-fired steam power plants, after […]

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EPA Delayed on Proposed ELG Revisions for Steam Power Plants

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 22:26:26 +0000

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is behind on its proposed revisions to the Obama administration’s effluent limitations guidelines (ELGs) for steam electric power plants.  In an e-mail to POWER on July 9, the EPA confirmed that the agency was still “working expeditiously” to complete the proposed rule, and it has yet to submit it to […]

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EPA Urges States to Submit CCR Programs Even as Coal Ash Regulatory Overhaul Continues

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 12:48:02 +0000

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 24 proposed to partially approve Georgia’s permit program for the disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCR). As it did so, it gave other states some advice: Follow Georgia’s lead and assume oversight of coal ash that power plants dispose within your borders. The preliminary approval marks another important […]

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Illinois Passes Landmark Coal Ash Legislation

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 23:52:22 +0000

Illinois on May 27 became the third state in the nation to pass legislation requiring coal ash protections beyond federal requirements.  The state’s House passed the Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act (SB 9) in a 77-36 vote on Monday, only weeks after Senate passage of the bill in a 39-9 vote on May 9. The […]

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