Join Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks for this important film screening. Potomac Riverkeeper, The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, The Southern Environmental Law Center, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, VOICE, and Working Films will host two screenings of Coal Ash Stories, a series of short films and call to action. This is a critical time to learn about coal ash in your community. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality supports Dominion's "cap-in-place" plan, leaving coal ash at Possum Point, which has been leaking contaminants into groundwater and Quantico Creek for over thirty years.
Alexandria: Thursday, March 31, 7pm, Alexandria Library Beatley Branch, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22304
Dumfries: Tuesday, April 5, 7pm, Dumfries Triangle Rescue Squad, 3800 Graham Park Road, Dumfries, Virginia 22026
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Coal ash, the waste produced from burning coal to generate electricity, contains a range of metals that are toxic at high levels, including lead, arsenic, chromium, selenium, vanadium, and other cancer-causing agents. Duke Energy and other Utilities have been required to clean up dozens of coal ash pits in North and South Carolina and dispose of the coal ash safely into dry lined landfills. An upcoming public hearing will provide a critical opportunity for concerned citizens and impacted communities to speak out for a transparent, swift, protective plan to safely store coal ash and ensure safe drinking water for neighbors of coal ash sites.