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RECORD NUMBER: 174 OF 1459
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Coal Combustion Waste Impoundment (Task 3) Dam Assessment Report: John E. Amos Plant (Site 26), Fly Ash Dam Complex, American Electric Power, St. Albans, West Virginia. Draft.|
|CORP Author||Dewberry and Davis, Fairfax, VA.; Lockheed Martin, Edison, NJ.; Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH.|
|Additional Subjects||Electric power production plants ; Dam safety ; Coal wastes ; Waste management ; Surface impoundments ; Structural stability ; Surveillance ; Monitoring ; Field assessments ; Construction ; Operations ; Coal ash ; Recommendations ; Landfills ; West Virginia ; John E Amos Plant(Site 26) ; Coal combustion surface impoundments ; Fossil fuel combustion wastes ; Earth embankment dam ; American Electric Power ; St Albans(West Virginia) ; REAC Program|
The release of over five million cubic yards of coal ash from the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston, Tennessee, facility in December 2008, which flooded more than 300 acres of land, damaging homes and property, is a wake-up call for diligence on coal combustion waste disposal units. We must marshal our best efforts to prevent such catastrophic failure and damage. A first step toward this goal is to assess the stability and functionality of the ash impoundments and other units, then quickly take any needed corrective measures. This assessment of the stability and functionality of the John Amos Fly Ash Dam management unit is based on a review of available documents and on the site assessment conducted by Dewberry personnel on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. We found the supporting technical documentation adequate (Section 1.1.3). As detailed in Section 1.2.6, there are five recommendations that may help to maintain a safe and trouble-free operation, and we recommend an updated dam break analysis.