Dominion, Prince William County Agree to Wastewater Discharge Plan

 Dominion, Prince William County Agree to Wastewater Discharge Plan

Dominion Virginia Power has reached settlement agreements with Prince William County and the James River Association for the discharge of wastewater from coal ash ponds at Possum Point Power Station, about 30 miles south of Washington D.C., and Bremo Power Station in Fluvanna County, Virginia. The agreements will further protect aquatic life and human health along the Potomac and James Rivers.
Pursuant to the agreement, Prince William County, the James River Association and the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) will withdraw their appeals of a permit issued to Dominion by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, allowing Dominion to treat and discharge wastewater from the plants.

Dominion plans to permanently close 11 ash ponds at four power plants across the country.
"After extensive dialogue, we as a Board are comfortable that the dewatering of the ponds will be done in a way that provides an additional level of protection, and that addresses concerns raised by our residents," said Corey Stewart, Chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors.
Under the agreement, Dominion also agrees to go beyond federal and state requirements and add enhanced protections in treatment equipment. The company will also provide additional water treatment if monitoring indicates elevated levels of certain pollutants.

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