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Impacts of Water Quality from Placement of Coal Combustion Waste in Pennsylvania Coal Mines

Impacts of Water Quality from Placement of Coal Combustion Waste in Pennsylvania Coal Mines

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Published by: Protect Florida's Beaches on Jul 06, 2010
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Editor and contributing author:Jeff Stant, Project Director Clean Air Task ForceContributing authors:Lisa Evans, Environmental AttorneyRobert Gadinski, Professional GeologistCharles Norris, Professional GeologistJuly 2007
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Pennsylvania Minefill Study – Clean Air Task Force, August 2007i
This Report is the product of the Pennsylvania Minefill Research Project undertaken bythe Clean Air Task Force. The Task Force is a nonprofit organization dedicated torestoring clean air and healthy environments through scientific research, public educationand legal advocacy.
AuthorsJeff Stant, editor and contributing author,
is the Director of the Power Plant WasteProgram of the Clean Air Task Force and directed the Pennsylvania Minefill ResearchProject which began in 2003 and culminated in the production of this Report. Mr. Stantwas the editor of this report and for the past two years has served as a primary researcherand contributing author. Mr. Stant has had extensive experience in matters pertaining tocoal combustion waste management. As Executive Director of the HoosierEnvironmental Council in Indiana from 1985 until 2000, Mr. Stant became a primaryspokesperson for regulatory safeguards needed in CCW minefill permits in Indiana aswell for national safeguards needed in the 2000 Regulatory Determination on Wastesfrom the Combustion of Fossil Fuels by US EPA. Mr. Stant has examined CCW disposalsites, monitoring data and regulatory requirements in numerous states. Since leavingHEC, Mr. Stant has served as a consultant to the national Citizens Coal Council,Neighbors For Neighbors in Texas and the Clean Air Task Force concerning safeguardsfor CCW management in coal mines in New Mexico, Indiana, Texas and West Virginiain addition to Pennsylvania. Mr. Stant has represented the environmental community inmediated discussions for rulemakings on CCW management in mines in Indiana and inWashington D.C. and was a primary advocate for the congressional authorization of thestudy and report in 2006 by the National Research Council, Managing Coal CombustionResidues in Mines.
Lisa Evans, contributing author,
is an environmental attorney who directed the PowerPlant Waste Program of the Clean Air Task Force from 2000-2006. Ms. Evansconducted research and assisted in the writing and editing of this report. She is currentlyworking as an attorney for Earthjustice and before working for the Task Force, served asan assistant regional counsel for US EPA Region I in matters pertaining to enforcementof the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Comprehensive EnvironmentalResponse, Compensation and Liability Act.
Robert Gadinski, contributing author,
is a professional geologist licensed in theCommonwealth of Pennsylvania. He served as the Hydrogeologist Supervisor for theSpecial Projects Section of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection,Northeast Regional Office located in Wilkes Barre, PA. Mr. Gadinski has workedextensively in the Anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania and has authored/co-authoredseveral papers involving projects in the coal measures including the monitoring of minepools in the region.