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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Coal Combustion Waste Storage and Water Quality

On Thursday, April 30, 2009, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment received testimony on the relationship between the storage and disposal of coal combustion waste (CCW) and water quality. The subcommitee is chaired by Dallas, Texas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, left. [Link to Hearing]

If EPA decides to rule CCW as a hazardous waste, the Center recommends an exemption for beneficial reuses, such as use in concrete production.

Witnesses included:

Barry Wren, EPA, Office of Solid Waste & Emergency Response
Michael Shapiro, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Water
Catherine McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance
Shari Wilson, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment

Eric Shaeffer, Executive Director, Environmental Integrity Project
John M. McManus, V.P. of Environmental Services, American Electric Power
David Goss, Former Executive Director, American Coal Ash Association
Dr. Conrad Volz, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Concrete, Cement, Energy, Air, Environment & Fly Ash

Tuesday, March 31 Hearing

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