Origin Energy seeks state approvals to install coal ash infrastructure at Eraring, move more recycled product

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By Max McKinney
Updated October 10 2021 - 10:55am, first published 8:00am
BYPRODUCT: Origin Energy has lodged a planning modification to increase coal ash recycling. Only 40 per cent of the ash produced by the plant is recycled, with most ending up in the ash dam. There is a target for 80 per cent recycled.

Tens of thousands of truck trips could be added to roads in western Lake Macquarie each year under a plan to help double the amount of coal ash recycled from Eraring power station.

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Max McKinney

Journalist at Newcastle Herald

Max McKinney is a sports reporter with the Newcastle Herald. He previously worked in news, reporting on local government and transport. He is covering the Newcastle Knights in 2022, along with local sport.

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