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Title: Solid-waste impacts of increased coal utilization

Abstract

This report identifies the solid-waste-management problems of the coal fuel cycle, with particular emphasis on mining waste, coal ash, and scrubber sludge disposal. A coal-utilization scenario prepared for an analysis of the Administration's National Energy Plan is used to identify issues, impacts and constraints in the mining, electric-utility, and industrial sectors. Waste management and disposal in the utility sector is judged as a tractable issue that would not significantly impede increased coal utilization given proper environmental engineering input to site selection and waste management practice, albeit at some cost due to other recently enacted Federal Legislation, particularly the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the 1977 Clean Air Act Amendments. In the industrial sector, a number of potental institutional and environmental problems are identified that pose significant constraints to increased coal utilization.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6050957
Report Number(s):
BNL-24786
ON: DE81030495
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ASHES; WASTE DISPOSAL; COAL INDUSTRY; SOLID WASTES; WASTE MANAGEMENT; COAL MINES; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; MINERAL WASTES; SLUDGES; COST; INDUSTRY; LAND RECLAMATION; LAND REQUIREMENTS; SCRUBBERS; EQUIPMENT; MANAGEMENT; MINES; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; PUBLIC UTILITIES; RESIDUES; WASTES; 010800* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Waste Management; 294001 - Energy Planning & Policy- Coal; 290300 - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety

Citation Formats

Le, T., Meier, P.M., and Rostoker, H. Solid-waste impacts of increased coal utilization. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Le, T., Meier, P.M., & Rostoker, H. Solid-waste impacts of increased coal utilization. United States.
Le, T., Meier, P.M., and Rostoker, H. Thu . "Solid-waste impacts of increased coal utilization". United States.
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abstractNote = {This report identifies the solid-waste-management problems of the coal fuel cycle, with particular emphasis on mining waste, coal ash, and scrubber sludge disposal. A coal-utilization scenario prepared for an analysis of the Administration's National Energy Plan is used to identify issues, impacts and constraints in the mining, electric-utility, and industrial sectors. Waste management and disposal in the utility sector is judged as a tractable issue that would not significantly impede increased coal utilization given proper environmental engineering input to site selection and waste management practice, albeit at some cost due to other recently enacted Federal Legislation, particularly the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the 1977 Clean Air Act Amendments. In the industrial sector, a number of potental institutional and environmental problems are identified that pose significant constraints to increased coal utilization.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
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