November 2010

Wisconsin Could Become Coal Ash Model

(Milwaukee Buzz 11-22-2010) Research by the University of Wisconsin-Madison could influence federal policy on how to handle coal ash – the byproduct of burning coal, typically to generate electricity. Although some environmental advocates consider it hazardous waste, it’s long been used in the state as aggregate material for road and construction projects. Wisconsin’s rules on recycling of fly ash, enforced by its Department of Natural Resources, could become a national model for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.