January 15, 2016

Coal ash WILL be dumped into the James River

. . . And into the Potomac too!

What kind of thinking allows this? Perhaps brains already affected by arsenic?

Virginia's State Water Control Board just approved the dumping of "treated" coal ash wastewater by two of Dominion Virginia Power's plants after the DEQ signed off on it. Obviously the word "Control" in their name did not give them a clue about their decision. And so more arsenic and other metals will join the chemicals already in these impaired waters. Look for some legal appeals by Riverkeeper groups of this decision.

But I will not be wading into the James nor allowing my grandsons to do so in the future. The Clean Water Act again did not serve as a deterrent.