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Potential Contamination Issues Associated with the New Castle Power Generating Station Coal Ash Pit

Kerr, Mikayla (2020) Potential Contamination Issues Associated with the New Castle Power Generating Station Coal Ash Pit. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Electric generating stations use a variety of fuel sources to create power, one being coal. Once coal is burned, the associated waste is no longer useful and is often disposed of in coal ash pits and landfills. These coal ash impoundments are of a public health relevance as they are often not lined and can release harmful chemicals into the surrounding environment. The New Castle Power Generating Station coal ash pits are unlined as they were created before regulations were put into place that required them, and therefore the potential for groundwater contamination is much greater. The costs and benefits are worth investigating in an effort to make the best recommendation for the New Castle Power Generating Station.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Kerr, Mikaylamik142@pitt.edumik143
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairPeterson, Jamesjimmyp@pitt.edujimmypUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberPearce, Lindalip10@pitt.edulip10UNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberAmbrosio, Fabrisiaambrosiof@upmc.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: April 2020
Date Type: Completion
Number of Pages: 38
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Environmental and Occupational Health
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2020 16:17
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2020 16:17


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