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 more than 150 million gallons of coal ash wastewater contaminated with high levels of toxic metals from the Possum Point Power Station.Read More
This needs to stop NOW. Dominion Virginia Power gets permit from theWater Control Board to discharge coal ash wastewater just 60 miles upstream of the Richmond, VA water intake, supplying drinking water to over 214,000 residents. This should make your blood boil! Coal ash wastewater contains trace quantities of heavy metals and other elements of toxins, including lead, mercury, arsenic, boron, selenium, and thallium.
If reading about Flint, MI wasn't enough, they're pushing to do it again in a neighborhood nearest you! Write to your Congressperson!Read More
The Virginia State Water Control Board got this wrong BIG TIME - write to your congressman and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality that dumping coal ash into the Potomac River at Possum Point is BAD FOR THE HEALTH OF THE RIVER AND RESIDENTS!
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