Toxic heavy metals at Dominion’s Possum Point Power Station in Prince William County have been leaching into local groundwater and streams that feed into the Potomac for years. Instead of requiring the removal of the coal ash and a permanent halt to the discharge of pollutants, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) has allowed Dominion to release coal ash wastewater, and is currently reviewing a permit to allow the company to bury the remaining toxic ash on site.
This “cap-in-place” closure plan compounds the problem of the existing contamination, and places additional risks on local ecosystems and the at least two dozen nearby resident wells. We need your help to require Dominion Power to treat coal ash wastewater pollutants to move the leftover ash to properly constructed, lined facilities located away from rivers and streams.
Take Action! Tell VDEQ our water needs better protections from coal ash.