January 2016
Industry Innovator Responds to EPA Coal Ash Regulations

As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of geosynthetics, agricultural and industrial textiles, HUESKER, Inc. is keeping their finger on the pulse of the EPA regulations regarding coal combustion residuals (CCR). The “EPA has undertaken a concerted effort to identify and to assess the structural integrity of impoundments, ponds, and other management units, within the electric power generating industry, managing wet-handled coal combustion residuals¹.” Sven Schröer, HUESKER CEO says, “The EPA’s regulations and their impact on the electric power generating industry will greatly affect how CCR is handled in the coming years. Many of the electric power generating companies are HUESKER customers and we must be prepared to assist our colleagues help minimalize the effect these regulations will have on their industry and the users of their electric power. In 2014, 39% of energy generation occurred using coal; making coal the single largest resource for electric power generation ahead of natural gas, nuclear, hydropower and other renewables. It’s essential that HUESKER stand ready to help the electric power generating industry be compliant with the EPA and individual state rulings.”

Research indicates the EPA insists “all CCR surface impoundments be designed, constructed, operated, and maintained with adequate slope protection.²” While the ruling provides broad statements including “other slope protection…would also be considered adequate²”, HUESKER knows the electric power generating industry doesn’t seek “adequate” in any venture they undertake thus, will turn to HUESKER for more long term sustainable solutions for a wide range of geosynthetic applications including but not limited to slope protection, impoundment closure, soil reinforcement and dewatering.

As one of the leading geosynthetics and textile manufacturers, HUESKER clearly understands the best practices in various geosynthetic/textile applications (surface erosion, capping, lining, slope reinforcement, base reinforcement, etc.) and has responded to the EPA rulings by offering a comprehensive set of solutions including services and products to their friends in the Electric power generating industry. Those solutions include the following:

  • Capping needs
  • Control of contaminants
  • Dewatering of excavated materials
  • Stabilization of very soft slurry for access roads

Todd Julian, VP Sales and Marketing for HUESKER states “we understand the electric power generating companies will respond differently to the recent rulings of the EPA and each of those companies will have varying needs based on current conditions however, we wanted to be prepared to help the industry address their varying needs by building a complete multi-faceted set of solutions for them to consider.

HUESKER has prepared one of the most extensive set of solutions, through their broad product portfolio, to meet the needs of the electric power generating industry. These solutions include the following product line and of course, the German engineering expertise to accompany the application of such.

HUESKER is offering details as to their various solutions via a free online webinar for owners, engineers and others in the electric power generating business on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 2:00pm EST. Visit coalash.eventbrite.com for more information or to reserve a spot.

²Source: Federal Register, Vol. 80, No. 74, Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System; Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities.

¹EPA website http://www3.epa.gov/epawaste/nonhaz/industrial/special/fossil/ccrs-fs/index.htm

January Webinars

In 2015 we offered many webinars for several HUESKER solutions at no charge to you. In 2016 we have more free webinars planned to help you understand which HUESKER solution is best for your project.

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Coal Ash - January 13, 2016

SoilTain® - January 19, 2016

Fortrac®/Stabilenka® - January 21, 2016

Canal3® - January 27, 2016

Project of the Month

Mine Detention Pond

HUESKER Canal³® 123012 rolls 24 feet wide x 300 feet long on 6-inch PVC cores

Construction of retention pond using Canal³® 123012

Total - 144,000 ft²

Seaming Canal³® 123012 using hot melt adhesive

Cover material being placed above Canal³® 123012

Canal³® 123012 installed in anchor trench

Business Area: Hydraulic Engineering

Segment: Water Reservoirs

Application: Stormwater Holding Basin

Project: Detention Pond

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Client: ACF West

Contractor: Granite Construction Company

Engineer: Stantec Consulting

Construction Period: September to October 2015

HUESKER Product(s): Canal³® 123012

For more information on Canal³® visit HUESKER.com


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Coal Ash Geosynthetic Solutions Provider

HUESKER is your coal ash geosynthetic solutions expert. Providing an array of solutions to contain and remediate your coal ash pond. HUESKER engineers will be with you every step of the way to answer any questions, offer solutions, and ensure your coal ash pond is in compliance with government regulations.

DuoGrid® - Geocomposite fulfilling reinforcement, separation and filtration functions

FilterMat™ - Geotextile composite for containment and filtering of contaminated liquids and sediments

Fornit® - High-strength geogrid for road base and sub-base reinforcement

Fortrac® - Highly resilient, flexible geogrid with a proven track record in soil reinforcement

Fortrac® 3D - Reinforcement solution to prevent slope
veneer, soil slippages and protect against soil erosion

SoilTain® - Technical textile tube system used for dewatering and coastal protection

SoilTain® Protect - Geotextile containment mattress for primary barrier protection

Stabilenka® - High-quality, water-permeable woven for soil reinforcement

Contact us for more information.

Welcome Randy Orchard

HUESKER would like to welcome Randy Orchard as our new Operations Manager at our Shelby, North Carolina plant to our famiy. Welcome aboard Randy!

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