CWLP to Resume Selling "Fly Ash"
CWLP Chief Utilities Engineer Eric Hobbie says the city will likely resume selling the byproduct of power production at the Dallman 4 generator -- called "fly ash".
The company FlyAshDirect has agreed to purchase at least 5,000 tons of fly ash per year at $5 per ton to help make concrete products. The city used to sell all the fly ash produced at Dallman 4 until the economy took a tail spin, and there was no longer a market for it. Hobbie says the economy is turning around, and the market for the product is returning.
Hobbie says the company could buy all 45,000 to 50,000 tons produced every year if there's a market for it. Anything not sold to the company will have to be hauled away. Aldermen first considered the proposal this week and will likely give it final approval next week.
(posted 10:38 p.m. 09/26/2012 by Alex Degman)
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