Recording Date: February 4, 2010
Duration: 97 minutes
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Agenda and Speakers
• Coal ash and coal slurry: what are they, where do they come from and what are they used for today?
• Analysis of toxins found in both and their health-related impacts
• Historical overview of EPA guidelines and treatment of the coal ash and coal slurry
• Should coal ash be considered hazard waste under RCRA or treated as a solid waste?
• Anticipated components of the forthcoming, new EPA guidelines and their impact on the coal combustion industry
• Likelihood of suits against the EPA by public interest groups
• Analysis of the recent Tennessee Valley Authority spill:
— Clean up costs
— A look at the cases pending
— The injuries across plaintiffs
— A comparison to the Exxon Valdez spill
• Larger implications of coal ash and the litigations down stream……landfill uses: where was it used in your community and its impact on the ground water
• Slurry ponds: the impact of inspection and construction exemptions
Paul Brandes, Esq., Villari, Brandes & Kline, P.C., Conshohocken, PA
Gary Brown, P.E., President, RT Environmental Services, Inc, King of Prussia, PA
David Byrne III, Esq., Beasley Allen Law Firm, Montgomery, AL
Loren Dunn, Esq., Riddell Williams, Seattle
Eric Schaeffer, Esq., Executive Director, Environmental Integrity Project, Washington, DC