IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 2, February 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
R.K .Grover, Rajesh Jain , Sunil Singhai
Several tailings earthen dams have failed during monsoon. Due to failure of tailings dam, stored tailings waste gets release in downstream area causing environmental hazard. Ash produced by combustion of coal in thermal power stations are stored in ash pond. No well-defined provision of operation and maintenance exists for ash pond. Therefore, this paper describes various issues related to operation and maintenance of ash pond.