Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | April 28, 2009

Kentucky environmental attorney Sanders says US EPA demands information from coal-fired utility plants on coal ash ponds in light of TVA disaster at Kingston.

Coal Ash Pond Data

Coal Ash Pond Data

U.S. EPA issued Information Request Letters to electric utilities that have surface impoundments or similar units that contain coal combustion residuals.  EPA’s letters requested information to assist the agency in evaluating the structural integrity of ash ponds at coal-fired utility plants.  EPA will work with other federal and state agencies to identify those ash ponds or similar waste storage units that are unstable and need priority attention.  Here are the links to the documents sent out by EPA to the utilities:






Lisa Jackson, EPA Administrator, Cover Letter to Facilities (PDF) (1 pp, 62K) and Corporations (PDF) (1 pp, 63K)

Information Request Letters to Facilities (PDF) (6 pp, 1.43MB)

List of Facility Recipients (PDF) (4 pp, 50K)

Information Request Letters to Corporations (PDF) (7 pp, 1.60MB)

List of Corporate Recipients (PDF) (2 pp, 45K)

EPA Letter to the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) (PDF) (13 pp, 480K)

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