Gone for Good
Image representing before and after coal ash is removed from the environment
On America Recycles Day, also known as National Recycling Day, The SEFA Group announces its 2022 impact in recycling over 1.2 million tons of coal ash this year to date. Recycling coal ash removes it from the environment permanently and eliminates future risk of leaching into groundwater.
"We are proud of our company's positive impact on the environment over our 46-year history," said Gregg Hendrix, CEO. "We've been involved in the recycling of over 25 million tons of coal ash which was beneficially used to improve durability of concrete roads, bridges, and buildings and increase their lifespan."
While the recycling of coal ash is not familiar to everyone, Americans step on fly ash every day. It's an integral ingredient in concrete sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots, as well as infrastructure.
"We also want to celebrate today by recognizing our 560 employees for all their contributions to maximize our recycling this year," said Jim Clayton, COO.
SEFA is the largest recycler of harvested coal ash sold for encapsulated beneficial use in the U.S. They developed the STAR® Process in 2008 to process coal ash which would otherwise not have been suitable for recycling into concrete, and they were the first company in the world reclaiming and recycling coal ash from ponds for concrete on a commercial scale.
The U.S. EPA encourages the beneficial use of coal ash in an appropriate and protective manner. The Agency identifies positive environmental, economic, and product benefits such as reduced use of virgin resources, lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduced cost of coal ash disposal, and improved strength and durability of materials.
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