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Press Release: 80% of Virginia Voters Polled Support Stronger Coal Ash Protections at Possum Point

Prince William County Voters to Dominion Power: Recycle/Move to Safe, Lined Landfills Washington, D.C. (February 7, 2017) A recent poll conducted by the Cromer Group revealed overwhelming support for alternatives to Dominion Power’s plan to permanently dispose of 4 million tons of harmful coal ash at its Possum Point power plant near Quantico, Virginia. The … Read More

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Our Day in Court Over Lax Coal Ash Permit at Possum Point

On September 27th, Potomac Riverkeeper presented its case against the discharge permit issued to Dominion by Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), allowing Dominion to drain its largest coal ash pit at Possum Point power plant into Quantico Creek and the Potomac River. Under the permit, Dominion is allowed to dump about 200 million gallons … Read More

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Press Release: Town of Dumfries Calls for EPA Criminal Investigation into Dominion 27.5 Million Gallon Coal Ash Wastewater Dump Into Quantico Creek

DEQ Director Denied Contaminated Water from Ash Ponds Was Dumped to State Waters Washington DC — The Town of Dumfries council voted unanimously to request an EPA criminal investigation into the relationship between Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Dominion Virginia Power. The 6-0 vote follows the Town’s decision last week to file a … Read More

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Statement from Potomac Riverkeeper Network and Southern Environmental Law Center on Settlements

Charlottesville, VA—The recent settlements of coal-ash wastewater appeals at Possum Point and Bremo Bluff emphasize flaws in the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s permitting process. On Tuesday, Prince William County announced it had settled its appeal of the discharge permit granted to Dominion Virginia Power for the draining of coal-ash wastewater from ponds at Possum … Read More

Tell Virginia to Keep Toxic Coal Ash Wastewater out of the Potomac!

Dominion Proposes to Dump Over 150 Million Gallons of Contaminated Wastewater Into Quantico Creek and Potomac River Dominion Virginia Power recently acknowledged it dumped 33 million gallons of untreated coal ash waste water in May 2015 from its Possum Point Power Station into Quantico Creek, which flows into the Potomac River. Dominion then met privately … Read More

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Press Release: Pressure Mounting on DEQ to Protect Virginians From Dominion’s Coal Ash Pollution

Groups Appeal Permit to Pollute Potomac River with Contaminated Coal Ash Wastewater Charlottesville, VA—Today, on behalf of Potomac Riverkeeper Network, the Southern Environmental Law Center filed an appeal of the permit issued by Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to Dominion that would allow the company to pollute Quantico Creek and the Potomac River with … Read More

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Press Release: Dominion’s License to Pollute Potomac River with Contaminated Coal Ash Wastewater To Be Appealed

Charlottesville, VA—On behalf of Potomac Riverkeeper Network, the Southern Environmental Law Center notified Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that it will appeal in Virginia circuit court the permit allowing Dominion to legally pollute Quantico Creek and the Potomac River with more than 150 million gallons of coal ash wastewater from the Possum Point Power … Read More

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Press Release: New Poll Shows Majority Of Prince William Residents Oppose Dominion’s Controversial Plan To Dump Wastewater From Its Toxic Coal Ash Ponds to Potomac River

Washington DC— A new poll conducted on behalf of Potomac Riverkeeper Network reveals significant public concern and opposition to Dominion Virginia’s plan to clean up five coal ash ponds at its Possum Point Power Station near Quantico, Virginia. Dominion has applied to the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for a modification of its Clean … Read More

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Press Release: Potomac Riverkeeper Calls on EPA to Investigate Dominion’s Handling of Coal Ash Waste at Possum Point Power Plant

Washington DC: June 26th, 2015—Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) is calling on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to investigate actions taken by Dominion in recent weeks that my increase environmental and public health risks posed by the storage of toxic coal ash near Quantico, Virginia on the Potomac River. PRKN’s actions follow on the heels … Read More