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

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Statement on EPA’s Regulation on Coal Ash Disposal

To comply with a court-ordered deadline, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today has issued its first-ever national rule on the disposal of coal ash. This toxic byproduct of coal-fired power plants, which contains arsenic, chromium, lead, mercury and other known toxins and heavy metals, is the second-largest waste stream in the UnitedStates. But the vast majority of … Read More