EPA’s Classification a Breach

I began research on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) non- hazardous coal ash classification decision because I wanted to share research on (1) why and how EPA reached the nonhazardous decision, (2) the environmental justice implications (3) the technical, scientific, and regulatory reasons why containment of toxic, hazardous, and radioactive waste in land disposal systems continues to fail, and (4) to provide a research-based opposition to the burial of coal ash in Northampton county or in any other place.

A Stakeholders’ Collaborative Coal Ash Cleanup Model

A Stakeholders’ Collaborative Coal Ash Cleanup Model

Statement 1: “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed an enforceable agreement with Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke) to perform a comprehensive assessment, determine the location of coal ash deposits and to remove deposits along the Dan River as deemed appropriate by EPA in consultation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a result of the coal ash spill that occurred at the Dan River Steam Station on February 2, 2014.”