October 25, 2018

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John Seymour to Present at the American Coal Ash Association Ponded Ash Workshop

John Seymour, P.E. (Illinois) will be leading two sessions at the 2018 Ponded Ash Workshop in Louisville, Kentucky on October 30-31, 2018. This event is organized and hosted by the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA), the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER), and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

John is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer based in Illinois with more than 30 years of experience focused on site remediation, deep foundation engineering, and construction management. His clients include major electric utilities based in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states, as well as Potentially Responsible Parties (PRP) groups.

This two-day event will focus on current topics in management of ash ponds and coal ash beneficiation technologies. The topics of the presentations are "Harvesting of Coal Combustion Residual from Landfills for Use in Cement Production," and "Construction Risk Management Considerations for CCR Surface Impoundment Closures." They will be 30-minute long sessions. The first presentation is being completed in collaboration with FirstEnergy, the client, and the second presentation was co-authored by John and Geosyntec's Chris Robb, P.E. (Wisconsin).

ACAA's mission is to advance the management and use of coal combustion products in ways that are environmentally responsible, technically sound, commercially competitive, and supportive of a sustainable global community.

CAER investigates energy technologies to improve the environment. Researchers contribute to technically-sound policies related to fossil and renewable energy. CAER is one of UK's multidisciplinary research centers. Research efforts are directed to: coal beneficiation, utilization, and conversion process technologies, fuel use, coal combustion by-products, engineered fuels, derivation of high added-value materials and chemicals, renewable energy such as biofuels and bioenergy, electrochemistry, solar energy and environmental remediation.

EPRI conducts research, development, and demonstration projects for the benefit of the public in the United States and internationally. As an independent, nonprofit organization for public interest energy and environmental research, they focus on electricity generation, delivery, and use in collaboration with the electricity sector, its stakeholders and others to enhance the quality of life by making electric power safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible.

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Learn more about the event: Ponded Ash Workshop.
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Learn more about John at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/john-seymour