Growing Pressure for Cleanup of Possum Point Coal Ash Pollution

Yesterday, June 16, NPR’s WAMU 88.5 did a story highlighting the growing concern with coal ash pollution leaking from Dominion’s coal ash ponds at Possum Point into Quantico Creek and the Potomac River. Virginia Del. Scott Surovell and state Sen. Toddy Puller sent a letter to Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Department Molly Ward, calling for well testing of nearby drinking water wells and voicing concern about Dominion’s plans for closing the waste ponds. The article featured PRKN’s Legal Director Phillip Musegaas, who provided WAMU 88.5 detailed context on the severity of coal ash pollution in the Potomac, the risk to nearby drinking water, and the importance of the actions taken by the Virginia General Assembly members. “Delegate Surovell and Senator Puller understand that we need swift action from Virginia to address the public health risk and clean up this toxic waste dump on the Potomac,” said Musegaas.

To read and listen to NPR’s report click here and to read the letter from Surovell and Puller click here.