Sixty-four percent of the coal ash produced during 2017 was recycled – establishing a new record and marking the third consecutive year that more than half of the coal ash produced in the United States was beneficially used rather than disposed.
“The trend for coal ash beneficial use continues to be very positive,” said Thomas H. Adams, executive director of the American Coal Ash Association (“ACAA”) – an organization that advances the environmentally responsible and technically sound use of coal ash as an alternative to disposal. “For the fourth straight year, we have seen significant improvement in the beneficial use rate. We look forward to continuing to grow these practices that conserve natural resources, make products that are more durable, and dramatically reduce the need for landfills.”
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- On November 13, 2018