An Options Analysis –Final Waste Management.pdf

BreAnne Kahnk, TRC
Todd Martin, TRC

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Final Waste Management Options Analysis Authors Ms. BreAnne Kahnk - United States - TRC Mr. Todd Martin - United States - TRC Abstract The recent trend of retiring coal-fired power plants in favor of gas-fired and renewable energy facilities has resulted in the need for a number of partially filled CCR landfills to be closed prematurely. In addition, forthcoming CCR rule changes designed to address legacy CCR material will be a driver for making additional closure decisions for many historical CCR landfills. The costs and labor burden associated with the long-term care of a prematurely closed or legacy CCR landfill or impoundment are important considerations to assess whether removal of the landfill or impoundment may be a more beneficial alternative than providing long-term care. TRC will walk through a generalized study of options for the final management of CCR material, inclusive of historically deposited material and newly generated material, that will inform closure strategy decision-making. Several options such as reburning high-Btu CCR, beneficial reuse, commercial landfilling, and consolidation of CCR landfill facilities, along with factors that impact the costs of each option and questions that may be raised during the evaluation will be considered.

 
May 15th, 11:30 AM May 15th, 12:00 PM

An Options Analysis –Final Waste Management.pdf

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Final Waste Management Options Analysis Authors Ms. BreAnne Kahnk - United States - TRC Mr. Todd Martin - United States - TRC Abstract The recent trend of retiring coal-fired power plants in favor of gas-fired and renewable energy facilities has resulted in the need for a number of partially filled CCR landfills to be closed prematurely. In addition, forthcoming CCR rule changes designed to address legacy CCR material will be a driver for making additional closure decisions for many historical CCR landfills. The costs and labor burden associated with the long-term care of a prematurely closed or legacy CCR landfill or impoundment are important considerations to assess whether removal of the landfill or impoundment may be a more beneficial alternative than providing long-term care. TRC will walk through a generalized study of options for the final management of CCR material, inclusive of historically deposited material and newly generated material, that will inform closure strategy decision-making. Several options such as reburning high-Btu CCR, beneficial reuse, commercial landfilling, and consolidation of CCR landfill facilities, along with factors that impact the costs of each option and questions that may be raised during the evaluation will be considered.