April 2009

Why Fly Ash Should Not be Designated as a Hazardous Waste

Scientific Evidence:
According to the American Coal Ash Association nearly three decades of EPA study and formal determinations do not support designating coal combustion by-products (CCPs) as a hazardous waste. Using the criteria outlined in Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) published by the EPA, coal combustion products have been evaluated for toxicity, ignitability, corrosivity and reactivity and been found to be well below the criteria in Subtitle C that would require a hazardous classification.