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Compromising With the EPA

June 9, 2013

U.S. Rep. David McKinley, who in his short time in Congress has achieved the reputation of a tireless fighter for the coal industry, appears to have accomplished something very important....

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WVUGEO

Jun-09-13 3:37 PM

Representative McKinley deserves at least this commendation for his efforts. Coal Ash is in many respects a mineral resource; the value of which has gone largely unrecognized. Technologies developed in Pittsburgh enable it's use as a raw material for making Cement. It can then be added to Cement as a fine aggregate, to make high-performance, chemically-resistant Concrete. The Ronald Reagan Office Building, which serves as headquarters for the US EPA, is built of Concrete which contains a lot of Coal Ash, a fact the EPA used to advertise. China, right now, has a refinery in operation which extracts Aluminum and other metals from Coal Ash. The potential for treating Coal Ash as an ore of Aluminum, and some other metals, was first recognized by the US Government decades ago.

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