The Energy Central Network published a story on 20 December titled Ash landfill proposal moves forward. According to the article, Xcel Energy received permission to study the environmental impacts of opening a new landfill to store the ash produced at the Allen S. King power plant in Oak Park Heights, MN.
The current ash landfill will be full by 2010, but the proposed 46 acre site would provide enough space to accomodate the solid portion of the plant’s waste production for about 30 years.
Of course, the gaseous portion of the deadly coal combustion waste continuously flows up into the plant’s smokestack where it is dumped into our common atmosphere.
(Yes, I know that my words are a bit slanted. I did that on purpose.)