Latest Coal slurry impoundment Stories

2009-09-03 11:43:00

Inspections Ordered in Wake of Tennessee Ash Spill HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DEP dam safety inspectors found no major structural problems during enhanced inspections of 42 coal ash, slurry and waste impoundments around the state, Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger reported today. Hanger ordered the inspections to ensure the structures are being maintained and operated safely and in compliance with Pennsylvania's dam safety regulations following the...

2009-02-12 11:16:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection acting Secretary John Hanger reported today that no structural problems have been discovered after the first round of re-inspections were completed at 11 coal waste impoundments across the state. Hanger ordered the immediate inspection of 41 high-hazard waste impoundments after two coal ash impoundments in Tennessee collapsed in late December. The findings, according to Hanger, should reassure the public that...

2009-01-14 11:41:00

DEP Acting Secretary Orders Additional Inspections Following Tennessee Coal Ash Disaster HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of a disastrous Dec. 22 coal ash impoundment failure in Tennessee, the Department of Environmental Protection is re-inspecting all coal ash slurry basins in Pennsylvania, according to acting Secretary John Hanger. The re-inspections are expected to be completed by the end of January. "We are committed to doing everything in our power to...

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