- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

SHIPPINGPORT, Pa. (AP) - FirstEnergy Corp. is still exploring options to ship coal ash from a Shippingport power plant even after the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection gave the company permission to use a former power plant site.

Company spokeswoman Stephanie Walton tells the Beaver County Times (https://bit.ly/1P0vJw7 ) they’re pleased their application to use the shuttered 107-acre Hatfield Ferry Power Plant was approved. But that doesn’t mean the company has settled on the site as the final answer.

FirstEnergy currently sends waste to the Little Blue Run coal ash impoundment on the Pennsylvania-West Virginia border. The company will no longer be allowed to ship waste there after December 2016.

Officials say if that option is pursued, FirstEnergy would start shipping 7,000 tons of coal ash there every day from the Bruce Mansfield plant.

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Information from: Beaver County Times, https://www.timesonline.com/

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