Why Won’t Dominion Disclose Groundwater Monitoring Data?

I’ve written previously about the report released Friday, March 2, by Dominion Energy confirming groundwater contamination at its coal burning facility in Possum Point, VA here.  The report proves extensive ground water pollution has been detected at all of its monitoring wells and also proves contamination is leaking out of Pond D toward the Potomac … Read More

Dominion Fails to Provide Critical Monitoring Data for Possum Point Residents

Washington, DC – March 6 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) today assailed the report posted Friday, March 2 by Dominion Energy about the groundwater contamination at its Possum Point Power Station in Dumfries , VA.  “Dominion’s report proves extensive ground water pollution has been detected at all of its monitoring wells and proves contamination is … Read More


VA Legislature Acts on Coal Ash – A Little

Yesterday, the Virginia Commerce & Labor Committee dealt with the six coal ash bills referred to it. Here is the bill that was passed out of the Committee. It does 3 things: Imposes a moratorium on DEQ issuing any coal ash solid waste permits at Dominion sites until July 1, 2019. Exception – allows DEQ to permit … Read More

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Potomac Riverkeeper Issues Rebuttal to Dominion Coal Ash Use Assessment

Rebuttal Highlights Faulty Logic, Misleading Statements, and Incomplete Information in Dominion Report Washington, DC – January 18 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) and Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) today released their response and rebuttal to the coal ash assessment Dominion Energy provided to the Virginia General Assembly last December; the rebuttal demonstrates a wide variety of … Read More


Acting as the Conscience of Our Own Government

Jeff Kelble – President I recently found myself in a discussion with Phillip Musegaas, our legal director, assessing our organization’s work and reflecting on how we are doing in meeting our mission of addressing the greatest threats facing the health of our shared river. As we talked, we tallied the legal cases with which we … Read More

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The Fight Against Toxic Coal Ash Contamination Continues

A recent Post article about Maryland’s withdrawal of its challenge to Dominion’s Possum Point waste water permit gives the impression the fight over Dominion’s “cap-in-place” coal ash plan is over. For Brian West, who lives 705 feet from Dominion’s Possum Point coal ash ponds, the fight is just beginning. And our challenge continues. The same … Read More


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 … Read More