Coal Ash Rules Depend on Whether EPA Classifies Waste as Hazardous

"Two years after the disastrous coal ash spill in Kingston, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is on the verge of enacting the first federal standards for the disposal of ash from coal-fired power plants.

But after eight public hearings on the proposed regulations, the last of which was in Knoxville in October, and more than 200,000 comments from interested parties across the country, one key question remains unanswered: Will coal ash be treated as a hazardous waste under the new federal rules?"

Michael Collins reports for the Knoxville News-Sentinel December 19, 2010.

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