Statement on Pending Virginia Coal Ash Legislation

Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) and Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks today applauded the agreement which resulted in pending legislation to resolve the Commonwealth’s longstanding coal ash pollution problem. The bill, SB 1533, requires that all legacy coal ash in the Commonwealth be recycled or safely landfilled within 15 years, rather than left in the current dangerous … Read More

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

DEAN NAUJOKS

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

Press Release

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

Press Release

Statement on State Water Control Board Decision to Delay Effectiveness of Certification of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

4-3 Decision Recognizes Risk to Virginia’s Drinking Water Quality, Fish and Wildlife Habitats, and Recreation Washington, DC – December 12 – We are relieved that the decision of Virginia’s State Water Control Board (SWCB) to require additional information about erosion and sediment control and stormwater management before its approval of the Clean Water Act Water … Read More

Our Report Shows Coal Ash Can Be Recycled to Beneficial Uses

Potomac Riverkeeper Network and Southern Environmental Law Center released a new report that finds recycling coal ash left at Possum Point and three other Dominion Energy coal power plant sites is commercially viable and would eliminate the risk of future environmental contamination posed by leaving the ash in capped, unlined ash ponds onsite. Recycled coal ash … Read More

Press Release

New Report Urges Recycling, Not Burying of Coal Ash

Protects Virginia Rivers and Drinking Water from Contamination and Provides Cost-effective product for Highway and Bridge Construction Washington, DC – November 30 – An independent report issued today by Potomac Riverkeeper Network and Southern Environmental Law Center finds that recycling coal ash left at Possum Point and three other Dominion Energy coal power plant sites is … Read More