"Fly Ash Plan Involves Dump With History of Leaks"

"CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Dominion Virginia Power's plan to close its coal-fired power plant on the Elizabeth River would leave nearly a million tons of fly ash in a waste dump that has leaked arsenic and other contaminants into groundwater for more than a decade, company documents show.

City officials and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality are reviewing the plan, which outlines steps the company says it is prepared to take to seal 973,400 tons of coal combustion byproducts stored at the site.

Meanwhile, the City Council is expected to vote today on restrictions that would require Dominion to obtain a city permit to continue storing coal ash at the site after the plant is shuttered."

Jeff Sheler reports for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot August 19, 2014.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014