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.



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