Friday, November 18, 2022

DEP Provides Notice Of Using Coal Ash As Fill For Solar Energy Facility At Scrubgrass Generating Company, Venango County

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the November 19 PA Bulletin it has received a request from Scrubgrass Generating Company to place coal ash on the site as structural fill to provide support for the installation of solar energy panels in Scrubgrass Township, Venango County.  (
PA Bulletin, page 7205)

The proposed final grade will produce a relatively flat area. Signage and fencing will be added to restrict public access for security, safety, and environmental concerns. The Department’s Regional Office has determined the proposal is consistent with the requirements of 25 Pa. Code § 290.102.

Persons interested in obtaining more information about the proposal may contact Christina S. Wilhelm, Program Manager, Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335 at (814) 332-6848.

The Scrubgrass Generating Company operates a 94.7 MW waste coal-fired electric generating station that is used, in part, to power a cryptocurrency data mining facility.  [Read more here.]

Read the entire PA Bulletin notice for more information.  (PA Bulletin, page 7205)

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[Posted: November 18, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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