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Potomac Riverkeeper: Environmentalists concerned over delays treating Possum Point water

As Dominion Virginia Power works to re-tool its $35 million system for treating water steeped in coal ash at its Possum Point power station, environmentalists are sounding the alarm about what the delay could mean for the health of nearby waterways.

The company pressed “pause” on efforts to treat wastewater from its coal-ash ponds in September, with Dominion officials claiming that they needed more time to improve the process for removing dangerous heavy metals from the water drained from those ponds. Dominion is hoping to ultimately move ahead with a plan to drain, consolidate and seal the five ponds it uses to store coal ash, the waste material generated when the plant once burned coal.

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Published in Inside Northern Virginia on Dec. 18, 2016 by Alex Koma