World of Coal Ash (WOCA)

Haley & Aldrich staff will lead the following sessions at the ACAA's World of Coal Ash Conference:

Monday, May 4: Lisa JN Bradley, PhD, DABT, ‎Vice President & Senior Toxicologist, will teach a short course on "Putting Toxicity and Risk into Context for CCP Disposal and Beneficial Use."

Monday, May 4: Steve Putrich, ‎Senior Vice President, Engineering and GeoEnvironmental Projects, will teach a short course on "Regulatory & Geotechnical Considerations for Surface Impoundment Closure to Meet the CCR Rule & Avoid Compliance and Constructability Pitfalls."

Tuesday, May 5: Ishwar Murarka, Principal Consultant & Environmental Management Specialist, will moderate the session “Planning and Implementing Schedule-Driven CCP Projects at TVA’s Gallatin Fossil Plant” and the session “TVA Kingston Peninsula Disposal Site Phase IA: Project Challenges Developing Over Karst Formations.”

Wednesday, May 6: Lisa JN Bradley will moderate the sessions "Coal Ash Risk Assessments - What Do They Tell Us?", “Framework for Evaluating the Relative Impacts of Surface Impoundment Closure Options”, “Twenty-Five Years’ Experience Operating a HDPE Lined Twin Pond Ashing System,” and “Integrated CCR Pond/Impoundment Closures: ‘Big Picture & the How To’s’ with Case Studies.”

Wednesday, May 6: Lisa JN Bradley will co-present “Risk-Based Groundwater and Surface Water Investigation to Evaluate Potential Environmental Impact of Coal Ash Management Practices at Coal-Fired Power Plants.”

Wednesday, May 6: Ishwar Murarka will moderate the sessions “Detection Monitoring Under the USEPA CCR Regulations and Statistical Evaluation of the Resulting Data”, “Coal Combustion Product Risk Assessment Using a Probabilistic Cost Modeling Approach”, “Instrumentation Computer Based Training”, and “Large Scale Box Tests for Calibration of CCP Performance Properties.”

Wednesday, May 6: Steve Putrich and Todd McDaniels, Senior Project Manager & Civil Engineer, will moderate the sessions “Lacey’s Lake Decommissioning”, “The Closure of AEP’s First Major Wet Fly Ash Pond - A Unique Owner-Contractor Collaboration”, and “Closing Up Shop at the Watts Bar Fossil Plant Lessons in Coal Ash Pond Closure.”

Wednesday, May 6: Steve Putrich will co-present with Jason Pokorny, Project Manager & Civil Engineer, “Integrated CCR Pond/Impoundment Closures: ‘Big Picture & the How To’s’ with Case Studies” and “Impacts of CCR Management Audits and How Utilities are Responding.”

Wednesday, May 6: Amy Huber, Senior Project Manager & Civil Engineer, will co-present with Todd McDaniels and Brett Blevins, Civil Engineer, “Managing an Active Ash Pond During Dry Ash Conversion and Pond Closure” and “Planning & Scheduling for CCR Compliance While Maintaining Facility Operations & Day to Day Compliance Requirements.”

Wednesday, May 6: Neal Kochis, Project Manager & Civil Engineer, will co-present with Todd McDaniels & Brett Blevins, Civil Engineer, “Designing Stormwater Management Systems & Constructability Issues Associated with Active Ash Pond Closures.”

Thursday, May 7: Steve Putrich will co-present with Derrick Shelton, Program Manager & Geotech Engineer,“Geotechnical Characterization & Large-Scale Load Testing in Support of CCR Wet Pond/Impoundment Closure Design – A Case Study.”

WOCA is an international conference organized by the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER). The 2015 conference will mark the two organizations' sixth joint biennial meeting. It will again focus on the science, applications and sustainability of coal ash worldwide. As such, it will encompass all aspects of coal combustion products (CCP's) as well as gasification products.

To learn more about the event, visit http://www.worldofcoalash.org/.