Dominion Plants To Drain Coal Ash Ponds Soon, And Lawsuits Likely"

"Dominion Virginia Power could begin draining two coal-ash ponds into Chesapeake Bay tributaries any day now, following a state board’s approval last week. But officials from the power company say it will be months, not weeks, before designs for treating and dewatering the ponds will be completed.

In the meantime, environmental groups and agencies that opposed the two permits granted by the State Water Control Board are planning to appeal within 30 days.

By a 5-1 vote, the governor-appointed water control board allowed Dominion to “dewater” coal-ash ponds at its Possum Point and Bremo Bluff power stations into tributaries of the Potomac and James rivers, respectively."

Whitney Pipkin reports for the Bay Journal January 21, 2016.

Source: Bay Journal, 01/22/2016