Safety and Skill Count When Closing a Coal Ash Impoundment

Location

Midwest

Industry

Utilities

Challenge

Close a large-scale wet ash impoundment with difficult access and site conditions in accordance with regulations on defined schedule

A Midwest utility needed to close a 140-acre wet fly ash impoundment challenging work because of the difficult and unstable conditions involved. ENTACT’s experience and specialized construction skills helped to ensure a safe and successful closure for our utility client.

ENTACT Solution

ENTACT conducted a phased dewatering approach, planning water flow, drainage and the regrading of the exposed fly ash according to site elevation. The regrading process was difficult, setting an elevation that would ultimately direct the subgrade for the construction of a new spillway. This spillway allows stormwater to flow from the closed site to a nearby creek.

The Results

coal ash remediation job site