Disposal and Utilization of Electric Utility Wastes

by M. A. Usmen, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV 26506,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-642-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-642-3 (ISBN-10), 1988, Soft Cover, Pg. 91

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Conference information: A Session | Nashville, Tennessee, United States | May 11, 1988

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The papers presented in this book summarize the recent developments in coal ash utilization technology, and the current issues and regulations associated with the environmental effects of disposal. Electric utility wastes such as fly ash, bottom ash, boiler slag and FGD sludge are generated in increasing rates and their safe, economical and environmentally acceptable disposal is of concern. Utilization is the best alternative and the technology presently exists for many engineering applications. The general utilization picture is reviewed, and concrete, base courses and liners are covered in detail relative to the most recent developments. Coal ash is normally not considered a hazardous waste; however some disposal sites have received close scrutiny regarding environmental impact. A case study is presented dealing with the regulatory and environmental issues of three ash disposal sites in the Chisman Creek Watershed (York County, Virginia). These sites, first in the nation, were declared as Superfund sites and were closed after remedial action.

Subject Headings: Waste disposal | Utilities | Electronic wastes | Recycling | Waste sites | Ashes | Mine wastes | Coal | Virginia | United States


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