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Charah Recognized by North Carolina Department of Labor for Employee Safety

LOUISVILLE, KY (May 5, 2014) – Charah®, Inc., a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation for the coal-fired electric utility industry, has received several prestigious awards for an outstanding record of employee safety from the North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL). This is the third year in a row that Charah has been recognized by NCDOL for its safety record.

Charah’s landfill construction, operations and management project, located at Duke Energy’s Cliffside Steam Station in Shelby, North Carolina, received a Certificate of Safety Achievement on April 17, 2014. The company’s Gold-level Certificate of Safety Achievement, the state’s highest safety award, was presented by North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, in recognition of Charah’s outstanding safety and health efforts and the promotion of safe working conditions in 2013.

Charah’s landfill construction, operations and management project, located at Duke Energy’s Roxboro Steam Plant in Roxboro, North Carolina, also received a Gold-level Certificate of Safety Achievement on April 24, 2014, in recognition of Charah’s outstanding safety and health efforts and the promotion of safe working conditions in 2013. This is the third consecutive year in a row that Charah’s Roxboro operations have achieved this milestone.

This annual awards program, run by the NCDOL, recognizes companies that strive to excel in safety. Each year the state awards more than 1,500 certificates to companies around the state. In order to qualify for the Gold award, each company must have ten or more full time employees, must have had no lost time accidents and also must have achieved incident rates 50% below their SIC code.

“We are honored to receive these awards from the North Carolina Department of Labor in recognition of our commitment to safety,” said Charles Price, President and CEO of Charah. “Safety is our foremost priority and we are always exploring new ways to improve our worksites and our employees’ attention to safety. The Roxboro site is also well on its way to earning the “Million Man Hour” award with 412,938 hours to date since operations began in 2009 with no lost time injuries. Congratulations to all the Cliffside and Roxboro site personnel on receiving these important NCDOL awards.”


North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry presents Charah’s Gold-level Certificate of Safety Achievement to Charah Cliffside employees (left to right): Keith Jackson, Ronnie Powell, TJ White, Shane Earls, Ed Cole, Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, David Skipper, Stephen Harwood, Marshall Bladen, and Chris Emory.


North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry presents Charah’s Gold-level Certificate of Safety Achievement to Charah Roxboro employees (left to right): Ronnie Bowles, Stan Bullock, Wayne Lyon, Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, Willie Woods, and Rob Long, Roxboro Site Manager. (Photo taken by Matthew Morris.)

About Charah, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Charah®, Inc. is a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation. Based in Louisville, KY, Charah today is one of the largest providers of coal combustion product management and power plant support services for the coal-fired electric utility industry. Charah assists utilities with all aspects of managing and recycling ash byproducts generated from the combustion of coal in the production of electricity. Services include landfill construction, operations, management & closure; fly ash, bottom ash, Gypsum & FGD byproduct management; coal combustion product (CCP) sales & marketing; innovative products for the agricultural market; power plant support services including limestone supply, gypsum operations & wastewater treatment; ash pond conversion & closure; wet to dry fly ash conveyance and collection system conversion; ash pond management; Integrated Gasification Combine Cycle (IGCC) slag beneficiation and other innovative solutions. For more information, please visit www.charah.com.

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Charah’s SUL4R-PLUS Product Manufacturing Facility in Partnership with LG&E Featured in Power Magazine

LOUISVILLE, KY (March 3, 2014) – Charah®, Inc., a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation for the coal-fired electric utility, is pleased to have been featured in the March 2014 issue of POWER magazine.

Click here to read the article entitled “Converting Sulfur from Flue Gas into Fertilizer” detailing Charah’s unique partnership with Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E) to recover thousands of tons of gypsum to create a pelletized sulfur product that will be sold to and distributed by agricultural companies.

The SUL4R-PLUS® Product Manufacturing Facility, a one-of-a-kind agricultural product development facility at the Mill Creek Generating Station, represents an innovative approach to the beneficial use of coal combustion byproducts.

SUL4R-PLUS® product, in its unique patent-pending pelletized form, will help meet the increasing demand for sulfur by the regional farming industry. While synthetic gypsum has been used in agriculture applications in the past, Charah is the first to pelletize the byproduct, making sulfur application easier for the farmer.

About Charah, Inc.

Founded in 1987, Charah®, Inc. is a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation. Based in Louisville, KY, Charah today is one of the largest providers of coal combustion product management and power plant support services for the coal-fired electric utility industry. Charah assists utilities with all aspects of managing and recycling ash byproducts generated from the combustion of coal in the production of electricity. Services include landfill construction, operations, management & closure; fly ash, bottom ash, Gypsum & FGD byproduct management; coal combustion product (CCP) sales & marketing; innovative products for the agricultural market; power plant support services including limestone supply, gypsum operations & wastewater treatment; ash pond conversion & closure; wet to dry fly ash conveyance and collection system conversion; ash pond management; Integrated Gasification Combine Cycle (IGCC) slag beneficiation and other innovative solutions. For more information, please visit www.charah.com.

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American Farmer to Feature Charah, Inc. in Upcoming Episode on RFD-TV

Exploring the latest innovations and advancements in sulfur-fertilizer.

Louisville, KY─ Charah, Inc., a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation, announced today that its SUL4R-PLUS® product for the agricultural industry will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer, airing later this year on RFD-TV.

Viewers will be educated on how this new patent-pending pelletized sulfate product is unlike any other sulfur-fertilizer product on the market, making sulfur application easier, enhancing soil quality and improving production of crops.

“SUL4R-PLUS® product, in its unique pelletized form, helps meet the increasing demand for sulfur by the regional farming industry,” said Danny Gray, Executive Vice President. “While synthetic gypsum has been used in agriculture applications in the past, Charah is the first to pelletize the product. It puts growers in control of the application process and makes their job easier and faster, and therefore more cost effective, in virtually any farming environment.”

“Because of its uniform pellet size, SUL4R-PLUS product can be applied with other dry inputs, and spreads evenly for superior coverage, and because it is a sulfate form of sulfur, it starts working almost on contact,” said Charlie Cowan, producer for American Farmer. “Charah provides the highest quality in performance and innovative solutions that are environmentally conscious, and we are excited to educate our viewers about the unique products they provide.”

About Charah, Inc.:

Founded in 1987, Charah®, Inc. is one of the largest providers of coal combustion product management and power plant support services for the coal-fired electric utility industry. Based in Louisville, KY, Charah performs all aspects of managing and recovering the resource value from byproducts generated during the combustion of coal in the production of electricity. Services include construction, operations, sales & marketing, and innovative product development for the agricultural market.

For more information, visit: www.charah.com, www.SUL4R-PLUS.com or call 877-314-7724.

 

About American Farmer:

American Farmer is a breakthrough program on a mission to showcase the latest advancements in agriculture and farming. From seed to harvest, livestock and more, our producers have traveled the country covering the people, places and issues impacting all areas of farm country.

American Farmer airs Tuesdays at 8:30am ET on RFD-TV as well as Tuesdays at 12:30pm and Saturdays at 1:30pm ET on FamilyNet.

For more information visit: www.AmericanFarmerTV.com or call (866) 496-4065.

 

Media Contact: Charlie Cowan, Senior Producer

DMG Productions / American Farmer

(866) 496-4065 x 875 / Charlie@AmericanFarmerTV.com

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EPA Issues Clean Bill of Health For Fly Ash Concrete and Synthetic Gypsum Wallboard


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new study that concludes the use of coal fly ash in concrete and synthetic gypsum in wallboard are safe and appropriate beneficial uses.

“…Environmental releases of constituents of potential concern (COPCs) from CCR fly ash concrete and FGD gypsum wallboard during use by the consumer are comparable to or lower than those from analogous non-CCR products, or are at or below relevant regulatory and health-based benchmarks for human and ecological receptors.” the EPA said in its report. “EPA supports the beneficial use of coal fly ash in concrete and FGD gypsum in wallboard. The Agency believes that these beneficial uses provide significant opportunities to advance Sustainable Materials Management (SMM).”

Barnes Johnson, director of the EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery which authored the report, spoke about it at the Winter Meeting of the American Coal Ash Association in Albuquerque on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

The study was released along with an EPA-authored “Risk Evaluation Methodology” the Agency says any party can use to evaluate various encapsulated uses for Coal Combustion Products.

EPA began developing the methodology in 2011 after the Agency’s Inspector General criticized the Coal Combustion Products Partnership (“C2P2”) for “inadequately” evaluating the risks of coal ash beneficial uses the program promoted. EPA shut down the C2P2 program after the report. EPA officials have not expressed any interest in restarting the C2P2 program now that the methodology is complete and have indicated that they do not plan to conduct any additional studies utilizing the methodology.

The Agency also plans to develop a methodology for evaluating risks of unencapsulated beneficial uses of coal ash. The Agency originally planned to develop that methodology by April of 2014, but it likely will not be complete by then.

A copy of the encapsulated beneficial use risk evaluation and the study on fly ash concrete and synthetic gypsum is available on EPA’s website here: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/imr/ccps/benfuse.htm

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Charah Executive Named President of American Coal Council Board of Directors

LOUISVILLE, KY (February 5, 2014) – Charah®, Inc., a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation for the coal-fired electric utility industry, announced today that its Executive Vice President, Danny L. Gray, has been named president of the board of directors of the American Coal Council (ACC), effective January 1, 2014.

The ACC, headquartered in Washington, D.C., represents the collective interests of the American coal industry in advocating for coal as an economic, abundant and environmentally sound fuel source. The Association provides relevant educational programs, market intelligence, advocacy support and peer-to-peer networking forums to advance members’ commercial and professional development interests.

Mr. Gray joined Charah in 2008 and has over 30 years experience in the electric utility and coal ash management industries. Prior to joining Charah, Mr. Gray served as Vice President of Mineral Resource Technologies, Inc. (MRT), a CEMEX subsidiary, and in various senior management positions at ISG Resources and JTM Industries, Inc. He began his professional career with American Electric Power.

About Charah, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Charah®, Inc. is a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation. Based in Louisville, KY, Charah today is one of the largest providers of coal combustion product management and power plant support services for the coal-fired electric utility industry. Charah assists utilities with all aspects of managing and recycling ash byproducts generated from the combustion of coal in the production of electricity. Services include landfill construction, operations, management & closure; fly ash, bottom ash, Gypsum & FGD byproduct management; coal combustion product (CCP) sales & marketing; innovative products for the agricultural market; power plant support services including limestone supply, gypsum operations & wastewater treatment; ash pond conversion & closure; wet to dry fly ash conveyance and collection system conversion; ash pond management; Integrated Gasification Combine Cycle (IGCC) slag beneficiation and other innovative solutions. For more information, please visit www.charah.com.

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