COAL POWER Direct [Mar. 9, 2016]

Zero-Discharge Pozzolanic Brine Solidification: Another Option for Treating FGD Wastewater

In late 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published new regulations governing wastewater discharge from steam electric power plants. These new regulations, or effluent limitation guidelines

Oregon Legislature Passes Bill to Eliminate Coal from State Power Supply

The Oregon Senate passed a bill on March 2 that will require electric companies in the state to eliminate coal-fired resources from their electrical supplies by January 1, 2030. The…

Monitoring and Treatment of Closed-Loop Cooling Water Systems

There may be multiple closed-loop cooling systems at your power plant. Chances are good that they cool or control temperature on some very critical components. The two that are most likely to exist are the

Chief Justice Roberts Rejects Bid to Suspend MATS Rule

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts rejected the plea of 20 states to stay the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule while the agency…

A Brief History of U.S. Coal Ash Since the Kingston Spill

The disposal of coal ash, a combustion byproduct from coal-fired power plants, was propelled into the national conversation on December 22, 2008, when the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston power…

Notable Coal Ash Spills [Slideshow]

The coal ash spill in December 2008 at the Tennessee Valley Authority's coal-fired Kingston power plant may have triggered regulatory action, but it wasn't the first or the most devastating…