Coal ash liabilities trigger search for historical insurance

By Shawn Rice (February 25, 2022, 3:47 PM EST) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement efforts on coal ash pond cleanup should spur potentially responsible coal plants to rummage through historic insurance policies to find coverage for all remediation costs, say policyholder attorneys.

A couple look across an ash pond towards a Duke Energy power plant in Dukeville, North Carolina in 2014. A resurgence of interest in closing coal ash ponds will force some power plants to seek polices to historical insurance to cover any corrective action. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

The EPA’s renewed focus on coal ash enforcement, announced last month, leads to increased liability risk and increased need for insurance,…

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