The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has issued guidelines on design, construction, operation and maintenance (O&M) and annual certification of coal ash ponds.
The scope of guidelines shall cover the siting/location/planning, technical specifications /design and engineering standards, disposal system regulation and procedure for maintenance and annual certification to ensure that the ash storage shall be safe and ash utilisation shall fulfill the requirement of the plant and comply with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) norms. The factors affecting the environment i.e. land for ash disposal, pollution on groundwater and surface water bodies, fugitive dust emission and failure/breach of ash dyke have been discussed and remedial measures have also been suggested.
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