Ban on fly ash would hurt wallets and the environment

09/14/2011 |

A ban on the use of fly ash as a building material could increase the cost of road and bridge building projects by more than $100 billion over the next 20 years, according to a study by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. "Without coal ash, concrete will become more expensive and the environmental footprint of the transportation sector will only increase. There is nothing 'green' or sustainable in such a scenario," said the president of Headwaters Resources, Inc., which commissioned the report.

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