Coal Ash Regulations: EPA Speaks — Sort Of ...

Law360, New York (May 10, 2010, 12:23 PM EDT) -- On Tuesday May 4, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency started the process of federal regulation over the disposal and storage of coal combustion residuals, commonly referred to as coal ash. Coal ash has been largely exempt from federal regulation, leaving oversight to individual states. The December 2008 breach of a coal ash storage facility and the subsequent massive spill in Kingston, Tenn., brought coal ash storage and disposal national attention.

On one side, many people and environmental groups are calling for action from the federal...
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