Ash Pond Excavation Project in Louisiana Includes Dewatering, Excavation, Hauling and Disposal of
Approximately 400,000 Tons of Coal Combustion Residuals
Long-Term Landfill Operations Project in Arkansas Includes Operational Management and Disposal of
Approximately 1.7 Million Tons of Fly Ash, Bottom Ash and SDA Reactor Ash
Ash Pond Closure by Removal Contract in Arkansas Includes Excavation of Over 750,000 Cubic Yards of
Ponded Coal Combustion Residuals and Earthen Material
LOUISVILLE, KY (August 2, 2022) – Charah® Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CHRA) (“Charah Solutions” or the “Company”), a leading provider of environmental services and byproduct recycling to the power generation industry, today announced that it has been awarded two Remediation & Compliance Services contracts and one Byproduct Services contact from three different utility partners throughout the Southeast:
• Charah Solutions’ Ash Pond Management Services contract in Louisiana includes the dewatering, excavation and removal of approximately 400,000 tons of coal combustion residuals (CCR) from two legacy ash basins and the delivery and disposal of the CCRs to the station’s existing onsite lined landfill.
• The Company’s long-term Landfill Operations contract in Arkansas for Byproduct Services includes CCR material loading, transportation, placement and compaction in an existing onsite lined landfill. Charah Solutions will manage and transport conditioned fly ash, bottom ash, spray dryer absorber (SDA) reactor ash and filter cake for a total of approximately 1.7 million tons of CCR materials over the life of the contract.
• Charah Solutions’ Ash Pond Management Services contract in Arkansas includes the closure by removal of a retiring pond. This project involves the excavation of nearly 690,000 cubic yards of CCR from the ash and coal yard runoff pond plus the excavation of over 60,000 cubic yards of the underlying soil. Excavated and dredged materials will be placed in an onsite lined landfill while the excavated bottom ash segregated portions ultimately will be marketed and sold as a raw material to the Portland cement production industry.
“We are delighted to be awarded these multiple projects from three different utility partners to meet their specific remediation and compliance and byproduct service needs, ensuring a well-managed and compliant program from start to finish,” said Scott Sewell, Charah Solutions President & CEO. “Charah Solutions has decades of proven experience and expertise to handle every regulatory, engineering and technical issue related to CCR ash pond closure and landfill management, and we are committed to meeting the evolving and increasingly complex needs of our utility partners and supporting their sustainability initiatives.”
As a sustainability leader in utility services for over 30 years, Charah Solutions is dedicated to preserving our natural resources in an environmentally-conscious manner through ash recycling and marketing projects. Sustainability is a core value at Charah Solutions and the Company’s business is focused on developing innovative solutions to complex environmental issues for the betterment of the planet, the communities in which it operates and its customers.
About Charah Solutions, Inc.
With more than 30 years of experience, Charah Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of environmental services and byproduct recycling to the power generation industry. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Charah Solutions is the partner of choice for solving customers’ most complex environmental challenges, and as an industry leader in quality, safety, and compliance, the Company is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions for a cleaner energy future. Charah Solutions assists utilities and independent power producers with all aspects of sustainably managing and recycling ash byproducts generated from the combustion of coal in the production of electricity. The Company also designs and implements solutions for ash pond management and closure, landfill construction, structural fill projects, power plant remediation and site redevelopment. For more information, please visit www.charah.com or download our 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report at charah.com/sustainability.
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