- Published: Tuesday, 28 December 2010 20:42
- Written by Cement Americas News
Prompted by increased environmentalist attacks on coal ash and signals by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it may regulate coal ash as a hazardous waste, a new advocacy group—Citizens for Recycling First—will counter moves threatening the material’s use in construction. Although the failure of a coal ash disposal impoundment in December 2008 triggered an outcry among environmentalists, EPA remains supportive of recycling coal ash in a variety of applications ranging from concrete to wallboard. Nonetheless, Citizens for Recycling First notes that labeling the material “hazardous” in disposal settings may jeopardize its constructive use.