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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


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