October 2009

Advanced Energy Stimulus Funds Approved for Mine Reclamation Project

(Columbus - October 16, 2009) An innovative project aimed at reclaiming abandoned mine lands around Ohio was authorized for funding from the Advanced Energy Job Stimulus Program at the October meeting of the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA).

The project also will test a potential, environmentally friendly method for using and disposing of byproducts created during combustion at Ohio’s coal-based power plants.

EPA Final Detailed Report on disposal of Coal Combustion Products

(EPA Official Report 10-2009) This report summarizes the information collected and analyzed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review discharges from the steam electric power generating industry and to determine whether the current effluent guidelines for this industry should be revised. EPA’s detailed study of wastewater discharges and treatment technologies associated with this industry evaluated a range of waste streams and processes.