Possum Point Coal Ash Pollution: Link Roundup

Dominion's Possum Point Power Station Pollution IssueRead Overview of Possum Point Coal Ash Ponds Pollution Issue
(from Potomac Riverkeeper Network)
Then Take Action below!

March 14, 2016 – Has Dominion’s Political Power Clouded The Fight Over Coal Ash?

February 12, 2016 – “Dominion denied company dumped waste water from coal ash ponds last May, now we find out this week they dumped 33.7 million gallons of contaminated coal ash water and fouled the Potomac with an oil spill” said Riverkeeper, Dean Naujoks. “We want clean up and we want their new permit revoked!”

March 10, 2016
Town of Dumfries Calls For EPA Criminal Investigation Into Dominion Waste Water Dump

March 9, 2016
Statement from Potomac Riverkeeper Network and Southern Environmental Law Center on settlement

February 26, 2016
Pressure Mounting on DEQ to Protect Virginians From Dominion’s Coal Ash Pollution

February 20, 2016
More than 200 protesters march against Dominion coal ash plans; eight arrested

February 13, 2016
Coast Guard acknowledges Dominion dumps 30+ million gallons of coal ash wastewater into the Potomac

“Dominion also dumped about 30 million gallons of untreated coal ash water into Quantico Creek last spring, and didn’t tell the public until we uncovered it this past January, the same day the dewatering permit was approved.

We relied on DEQ Director David Paylor’s assurance that no water was discharged to “state waters”, even though his own staff is now saying they knew. Nearly a year later, and we still don’t have a straight answer from Director Paylor, or a clear explanation of what happened to 52.5 million gallons of coal ash water at Possum Point.” – Dean Naujoks, Potomac Riverkeeper Network

Upcoming Events

Coal Ash Stories Movie Screenings
Potomac Riverkeeper Network, The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, The Southern Environmental Law Center, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, VOICE, and Working Films will host two screenings of Coal Ash Stories, a series of short films and call to action.
March 31, 2016, 7pm: Alexandria Library Beatley Branch
April 5, 2016, 7pm: Dumfries Triangle Rescue Squad

Take Action

Our Rivers really need your help now. This pollution affects us all – including our kids, especially our kids – if we don’t get this right.

Please use the link below to send letters to lawmakers.
Click to send letters to lawmakers

And sign this petition:
Our Rivers Are NOT Dominion’s Toxic Dumping Ground (MoveOn.org petition)




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  1. […] Join Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks for a screening of Coal Ash Stories, a series of short films and a call to action. This is a critical time to learn about coal ash because of the Possum Point/Dominion Virginia Power coal ash issue in Prince William County. […]

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