We received a request from the Springfield Vt hydroelectric plant asking if we could provide any coal ashes which they presently require to seal a leak in the dam. I returned their call and apparently they are serious. Go figure. I dispose of mine daily and cant help him out. Nows the time to get rid of your pile. Call John W at the dam at 802 223 7141. He's expecting your call. I dont know how far they"ll drive but if your pile is anywhere near Vt you're probably close enough .
How much do they pay a ton for the ash If they buy coal for me I'll make them all the ashes they want. Will they carry the tubs out for me too All kidding aside, it's great to find someone that wants it.
I'm sure the request is legitimate. It works quite well. When the head stock gate is closed, water still leaks past the side rails of the gate. Dumping just a few wheel barrow loads in front of the gate will reduce the flow to a trickle. A few good old coal ashes can cut your heart rate in half when you are walking up a 12 foot diameter tube with a flashlight to the base of the dam.
IDK, Smitty, wouldn't it be pretty cool to be personally responsible for the export of an actual product created in MA? You might make the news, though back east it probably would trigger an investigation.