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Kansas Coal Ash Management Plan Receives EPA Approval

Kansas Coal Ash Management Plan Receives EPA Approval

The US EPA Region 7 gave conditional approval to the State of Kansas’ plan to implement rules for the safe disposal of coal ash from coal-fired power plants on 19 October.

The coal ash disposal rule has set out regulations that safeguard communities from coal ash impoundment failures and prevents groundwater contamination and air emissions from coal ash disposal.

It is intended that the rule will best attain its protections where state partners adopt regulations, as necessary, which are at least as stringent as the federal requirements and submit new or revised solid waste management plans to the EPA for approval.

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