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Dry Ash Handling

Dry ash handling describes the process of transporting and placing coal ash in an engineered landfill. Duke Energy manages coal ash in this manner at a number of its generating facilities in both the Carolinas and the Midwest.

All of Duke Energy’s dry ash landfills are permitted by the states in which they are located. When a portion of a landfill reaches its capacity, it is covered with soil and seeded to manage rainwater infiltration, or otherwise capped in accordance with the permit conditions.