Supplemental (not required) TCLP Tests
Following are tests of both fly ash and bottom ash samples taken from trucks as they were unloaded at the Cumberland Park Project. The TCLPs are well within the limits mandated in the Virginia Structural Fill Regulations as noted below.
For Immediate Release
Conformance Tests Presented to Giles Supervisors for Cumberland Park Project
Pearisburg, Va., 3/3/2010 – Groundwater testing from the Cumberland Park Coal Combustion Byproduct fill site, located in Narrows, Va., indicates no harmful side effects from Coal Combustion Byproduct (CCB) used as fill on site.
The Giles County Partnership for Excellence and American Electric Power, parent company of Appalachian Power Company, released the results to the Giles County Board of Supervisors at its regularly scheduled meeting on 3/3/2010. Groundwater from monitoring wells MW-1 and MW-2 on site was analyzed for total dissolved solids (TDS), sulfate boron, calcium, and metals including, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, molybdenum, selenium and silver. Groundwater testing occurred Mar., June, Aug.. and Oct.. of 2009.
“Groundwater science is complicated, but these results show no inherent risks from the project” says Reash,
In addition to voluntary groundwater testing, samples of CCBs were also randomly taken from ash transport trucks as they arrived on the site. The testing of the material showed no evidence that the ash has deviated from the acceptable DEQ standards.
“The results support the conclusion that the facility has not impacted ground water,” says Glen Lyn Plant Environmental Coordinator Joseph Ryder, Jr., P.E.
The Cumberland Park Project involves the development of 1200 feet of land along Virginia Route 460 and the New River. CCBs in the form of fly ash and bottom ash result from the burning of coal to generate electricity at the Appalachian Power plant in nearby Glen Lyn, Va., are being used to raise the site so it will be suitable for development.
Sampling will continue in 2010 and the annual assessment will continue to be reported to the public.
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