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Lower James Riverkeeper: Evidence 'very clear' that coal ash ponds are leaking

Richmond Times Dispatch: Evidence 'very clear' that Chesterfield coal-ash ponds are leaking, groups says

P. KEVIN MORLEY/TIMES-DISPATCH

Screen Shot 2017 03 17 at 4.50.03 PMEasy to overlook, the trickle of water flowed southwest through thick mud to the expansive tidal lagoon, away from the ponds that hold some 15 million tons of coal ash from the Chesterfield Power Station.

What appeared to be an unremarkable dribble to the casual eye looked more like a smoking gun to Jamie Brunkow, lower James riverkeeper for the James River Association, and Nate Benforado, an attorney with the Charlottesville-based Southern Environmental Law Center.

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Published Marc 13, 2017 by Kevin Morley, Richmond Times Dispatch