Sunday 19 May 2019

Potomac Riverkeeper: Maryland takes Virginia to court over coal ash plan on the Potomac

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 and Prince William County's Board of Supervisors also have appealed the state's decision.

READ MORE: Baltimore Sun, February 16, 2016