FirstEnergy wants to bury Mansfield coal waste at shut Hatfield’s Ferry plant

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said May 12 that it will be holding a public meeting on May 21 to take questions from residents about a proposal from FirstEnergy Generation LLC to modify the permit for the Coal Combustion Landfill located at the company’s shut Hatfield’s Ferry Power Station in Monongahela Township, Greene County.

This will be an open question and answer format with representatives from DEP and FirstEnergy taking questions on the proposal and the process for permit modification being requested by the company. The company is seeking approval to dispose of coal combustion byproducts (CCB) from the company’s still-operating Bruce Mansfield Power Station in Beaver County. The Hatfield’s Ferry Landfill has not been used since the Hatfield’s Ferry Power Station was shut. It was deactivated in the fall of 2013.

In addition to the public meeting, DEP’s Southwest Region Waste Management Program will be taking written comments and questions until June 2.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.