National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
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March 1, 2006

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Filling mines with the residues of coal combustion is a viable way to dispose of these materials, provided they are placed so as to avoid adverse health and environmental effects, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council. Enforceable federal standards are needed to guide the placement of coal ash in mines to minimize risks.

Committee chair, Perry Hagenstein, President Institute for Forest Analysis, Planning, and Policy, Wayland, Mass.