In response to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) inspection, SCS Engineers was retained to perform a hydraulic and stability analysis of four ash impoundments at a coal-fired power generation facility in Indiana.
SCS performed investigations of the ash pond berms and analyzed the hydraulic capacity and stability of each ash pond. We prepared a report that summarized the analysis performed and provided recommendations for berm stability improvement for two of the impoundments. Recommended berm improvements included buttressing an ash berm with riprap and repairing eroded portions of the berms. SCS was retained to develop berm improvement design documents and provide construction oversight and documentation services.
The investigation, analysis and reports provided our client with recommendations on how to improve, operate and monitor their ash ponds in an environmentally safe and efficient manner.
SCS performed the following services: