DAN RIVER COAL COMBUSTION RESIDUALS RECOVERY
Location: Eden, North Carolina & Danville/South Boston, Virginia
Completion Date: August 2014
Phillips & Jordan Role: Prime Contractor
On February 2, 2014 a stormwater pipe beneath the primary ash pond located at the Duke Energy Carolinas retired Dan River Steam Station failed resulting in the release of +30,000 tons of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) into the adjacent Dan River. The released material subsequently migrated downstream and was deposited in several locations along the banks and bottom of the Dan River. Phillips & Jordan was retained to accomplish recovery and disposal of CCR and contaminated sediment from a sand bar located approximately 2 miles downstream from the release site where Town Creek intersects with the Dan River in North Carolina, at the Schoolfield Dam and municipal water treatment plant located in Danville, Virginia, and at the municipal water treatment plant located in South Boston, Virginia. Approximately 2,500 tons of material was removed at the Schoolfield Dam site, and an additional approximately 500 tons from the other project locations. All operations were performed under the direction of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in conjunction with state and other federal agencies including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Delivery • Generation
Phillips & Jordan is one of the nation’s largest right-of-way (ROW) clearing and access contractors that has established itself as a leader in turnkey ROW and renewable civil services primarily related to transmission line construction/maintenance and substation construction.