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Town Hall Regarding Possum Point Coal Ash Landfill 

Mar 30, 2023 @ 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Dominion sent a letter to the county on March 7 to request a determination if the new dump would require a review to proceed. We need to ensure that this landfill is subject to thorough input from the public, as well as from the Possum Point Coal Ash Task Force, which Supervisor Bailey leads. 

Please join your Potomac Riverkeeper, Dean Naujoks, and Prince William County Supervisor Andrea Bailey for a Town Hall discussion on a proposed coal ash landfill at Possum Point Power Station. 

Location: Potomac High School 
3401 Panther Pride Drive, Dumfries, VA 22026, USA

Dominion Power is responsible for the cleanup of 4.5 million tons of coal ash, the waste product from decades of coal burning, at the site of its former coal-fired power station at Possum Point. To comply with Virginia legislation which passed in 2019, Dominion must dispose of or recycle their coal ash pollution at Possum Point and three other sites in Virginia by 2032. 

Dominion appears intent on moving forward with its plan to build a $347 million double-lined coal ash landfill on the site, while failing to address legacy contamination from its unlined ponds which continues to pollute the site and the Potomac River.

Dominion’s own monitoring shows that metals from coal ash such as arsenic, boron, cobalt and radium 226 have all been detected at levels that exceed groundwater quality standards set by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dominion also acknowledged at a recent public information session that they are still providing bottled water to nearby residents due to drinking well contamination linked to coal ash.

We are asking that Dominion’s Possum Point Coal Ash Landfill be subject to the same public facility review by the Prince William County local government to which similar facilities would be subject. We are also asking that the Possum Point Coal Ash Task Force be convened to provide Dominion recommendations. Input on this proposal by task force, public, and local government are critical.

Please join us for an important discussion!