Furnace ash from coal fired electrical generating steam plants has increased greatly in the last decade with the increased demand for electricity and increased restrictions on air pollution. The large volumes of ash are presenting disposal and containment problems for management of electrical generating plants. Property adjacent to the generating plants has been exposed to fly ash settling from the smoke stacks and ash over flowing from holding structures. The effects of the material on the land and its production are unknown and concern property owners.
Murdock, Lloyd W. and Everette, George, "Response of Different Crops to Various Rates of Furnace Ash Applied as a Soil Amendment" (1978). Agronomy Notes. 117.