Saturday 16 February 2019
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…
Published in Coal Ash
“For a period of time, the river would be out of compliance with the state’s own water quality standards,” said Pat Calvert, Upper Riverkeeper for the James River Association. “Our concern is that human life and aquatic life are not protected by the discharges that would be coming…
Virginia environmentalists and fishermen protested the state's approval, saying water from the ash ponds might be unhealthy for humans and detrimental to wildlife. "All the concerns we raised were basically ignored," said Dean Naujoks, Potomac Riverkeeper for the Potomac Riverkeeper Network, a watchdog environmental group. The riverkeeper…

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