Federal coal ash regulations take effect
from The Commercial Appeal
The gooey, grayish-black sludge that spread across Roane County in East Tennessee on a bitterly cold December morning is gone, but the fallout from the nation's worst coal-ash spill enters a new phase on Oct. 19 when the federal government begins regulating the storage and disposal of ash from coal-fired power plants. Utilities are now required to put in place a plan to control "fugitive" dust, or ash that blows away while it's being transported or stored and could possibly end up in streams.
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