Coal Ash Soil Encapsulation

Coal Ash Soil Encapsulation / Projects
Coal Ash Soil Encapsulation

Farmers Valley, Pennsylvania ~

Elite was contracted to encapsulate two separate coal ash piles that were derived from former refining activities.  Because the site was located in an environmentally sensitive area in northwestern Pennsylvania, strict adherence to environmental protection measures were of the highest priority.  As such, the project was initiated by installing erosion control devices in accordance with the site sediment control plan.  Ten acres of dense, mature vegetation covering the coal ash piles and the borrow area was removed via clearing and grubbing forestry techniques.  The piles were then encapsulated with 12 inches of select fill material, seeded, and covered with mulch. The site was then monitored to assess the potential for sediment run off.  Sediment control measures were adjusted as necessary to provide maximum run off protection.  The project was successfully completed within budget, schedule, and received client and regulatory approval.