LOUISVILLE, KY (September 11, 2017) – Charah®, LLC, the largest privately-held ash management company serving the coal-fired power generation industry, announced today that it has received a prestigious award from Duke Energy for its outstanding record of employee safety at the Crystal River Energy Complex in Citrus County, Florida. The Event-Free Award was presented during the Duke Contractor Safety Summit on August 8, 2017 at Universal’s Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Florida. The award recognized Charah’s achievement of 47,500 man-hours worked event-free, without a lost time incident, in 2016.

Duke Energy’s Event-Free Awards are awarded annually to Florida contractors free of any safety, health or environmental violations who have achieved 20,000 man-hours worked without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness. Charah was one of only six contractors in the state of Florida to receive this award for 2016.

At the Crystal River Energy Complex, Charah has 28 employees working hand in hand with plant operators seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day to manage limestone, urea and landfill operations among other projects.

“We are honored to receive this award from Duke Energy 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 promote safe working conditions at all of our worksites. Congratulations to Site Manager David Mann and his team on receiving this important recognition.”

About Charah, LLC

Founded in 1987, Charah® LLC is a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation. Based in Louisville, KY, Charah is the largest privately-held provider of coal combustion product (CCP) management, fly ash sales and marketing, and power plant support services for the coal-fired power generation 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 design, construction, management, operations and closure; fly ash, bottom ash and gypsum sales and marketing; ash pond management and closure; structural fill projects; and power plant support services including limestone supply and FGD operations. For more information, please visit

(In Photo, left to right: Paul Draovitch, Carol Barajas, Charah Crystal River Site Manager David Mann, Regis Repko, Jeff Swartz)