Charah has extensive experience in ash pond conversion and closure. We take pride in our ability to customize each ash pond job to suit the specific needs of the utility.
Regulatory & technical solutions
To meet the challenges of future regulatory requirements on ash surface impoundments, Charah has solutions that offer utilities an economic alternative to traditional piecemeal approaches. As the industry moves forward in planning and implementing a strategy for complying with the comprehensive rulemaking procedures that affect coal fired power plants, Charah has innovative solutions to assist our clients. Future EPA rules will include requirements that increase the costs of wet slurry ash handling and/or will likely result in closure of ash surface impoundments. New effluent guideline changes will also increase the costs involved in conventional wastewater treatment. Traditional approaches to dry handling of ash will leave utilities with segmented choices that are expensive and leave a large part of the “miscellaneous wastewaters” without an adequate solution. With traditional approaches, dealing with the non-ash wastewaters will require separate treatment systems that drive up the total compliance costs.
Charah offers an economical integrated solution for addressing future ash rules and effluent requirements without disruption to the power plants. Charah’s integrated solution will allow plants to cease sluicing ash well before the EPA mandated deadline and provide treatment capabilities for meeting the upcoming effluent guidelines. With Charah you get one solution that addresses multiple compliance programs at an economical price, ash surface impoundment problems solved and non-ash wastewaters treated all in one simple process.