The state has issued a draft solid waste permit that addresses the closure of the surface coal ash impoundments along the Potomac River. We reject this permit. The best solution is the excavation and removal of all of the site’s toxic coal ash to dry, lined storage away from the river’s edge.
The public comment period is from January 13, 2017 to March 10, 2017. A public hearing will be held on February 16 at 7:00 pm at Potomac Senior High School, 3401 Panther Pride Drive, Dumfries, VA, on. DEQ will also hold on information session on January 26 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Potomac Senior High School, 3401 Panther Pride Drive, Dumfries, VA 22026.