Monday 27 May 2019

Lower James Riverkeeper: Chesterfield Coal Ash Ponds Are Leaking

Podcast: JRA Claims Coal Ash Ponds are Leaking in Chesterfield

The James River Association, working with the Southern Environmental Law Center, claims coal ash ponds and Dominion Energy’s Chesterfield Power Station are a continuing threat to the James River. The ponds hold some 15 million tons of coal ash.

Jamie Brunkow, JRA’s lower James riverkeeper, said they’ve done several rounds of testing. “We have now uncovered results that show high levels of metals, toxins associated with coal ash, at the head of coves surrounding the Chesterfield Power Station. We found high arsenic in the soil samples, all indications that these ponds are leaking,” said Brunkow.

Published on WCVE/NPR on March 13, 2017

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