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NEW RESEARCH SHOWS IMPACT OF DOMINION’S COAL ASH IN QUANTICO CREEK ECOSYSTEM

Study Demonstrates Harm to Biodiversity, Heightened Concentration of Neurotoxic Heavy Metals in Sediment Washington, DC – November 2 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) applauds the study of groundwater and sediment contamination from coal ash in Quantico Creek and Possum Point in Virginia undertaken by Professor Tyler Frankel of Mary Washington University, Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks  … Read More

US Navy Yard Weapons Testing, Washington DC

Shooting Weapons into the Potomac: Groups Sue Navy for Failure to Get Clean Water Act Permit  

Potomac Riverkeeper Network and NRDC File Lawsuit in Federal Court in Maryland WASHINGTON, DC (June 21, 2023) – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) and NRDC (the Natural Resources Defense Council) filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Navy in federal court in Maryland over violations of the Clean Water Act.  The U.S. Navy uses a long … Read More

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PRKN & Friends of the Cacapon River Urge Caution on Proposed Campground

Emphasize Importance of Adequate Analysis of Sewer Lines Across Cacapon River, Control of Sediment During and After Construction, and Protection of Shoreline Potomac Riverkeeper Network and Friends of the Cacapon River today issued a Position Statement concerning the proposed KOA Campground construction on Rt. 9 west of Berkeley Springs  in which they urge Scenic, LLC, … Read More

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PRKN Joins State of Maryland in Fight Over Raw Sewage Discharges Polluting Oyster Beds

St. Mary’s County’s Wastewater Discharges Violate Clean Water Act, Pollute Oyster Beds, and Harm Watermen and the General Public Washington, DC – January 5 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) has joined the State of Maryland in its lawsuit against St. Mary’s County’s Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) to request an injunction ordering MetCom to cease sewage overflows … Read More

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Legislation to Study Safe Public Swimming Sites in the Potomac River Applauded by PRKN

Thanks to Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton for her Leadership in Requesting Study to Identify Locations for Public Beaches Washington, D.C. – December 22 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) commended Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D – DC) for sponsoring and the U.S. Congress for passing legislation to identify public swimming beach locations in the Potomac River … Read More

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New Leadership Team Announced by Potomac Riverkeeper Network

New Arrivals to Guide Programs and Litigation Washington, DC – November 22 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) has added two fantastic environmental leaders in Programs and Litigation to further its mission of protecting and defending the Potomac and Shenandoah watersheds, PRKN president Nancy Stoner announced today. Said Stoner, “We are incredibly fortunate to be able … Read More

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUE NEW PAK, INC. FOR DISCHARGES OF SEDIMENT-LADEN STORMWATER IN WEST Va

Investigations Show Company’s Inadequate Sediment Control During Poultry House Construction Violates Clean Water Act, Pollutes Trout Habitat Waters Washington, DC – October 13 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) today gave formal notice to New Pak, Inc., (“New Pak”) that it intends to sue New Pak under the Clean Water Act for persistent and illegal discharges … Read More

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