Tuesday 16 October 2018

Potomac Riverkeeper: Court fight looms over Dominion plan to flush coal ash water

Dominion Power’s controversial plan to treat and flush millions of gallons of coal ash water from the Possum Point power plant into Quantico Creek is heading to court. The center and its client, the Potomac Riverkeeper Network, say the permit sets too lax limits and fails to require Dominion to use water-treatment technologies to more thoroughly remove toxins from the water.

Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks has been a vocal critic of the Dominion permit modification, which was approved by the Virginia State Water Control Board last month.

He said his organization has no choice but to appeal “this very bad decision” on behalf of those who live near or rely on the Quantico Creek and Potomac River for boating, fishing and recreation. “The Commonwealth of Virginia has given Dominion a free pass to dump hundreds of millions of contaminated wastewater from its coal ash ponds and threaten the health of our nation’s river and those who rely upon it,” Naujoks said.

READ MORE: InsideNOVA.com, February 1, 2016

READ PRKN & SELC Press Statement, February 1, 2016