Posts Tagged Coal Ash
Environmental Groups Warn of Coal Ash Health Risk at Conservation Area
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 15, 2018
It could cost billions to recycle toxic coal ash currently sitting in lagoons across Virginia. That’s according to a report Dominion Energy gave to lawmakers this week. At the same time, two environmental groups now say coal ash ponds in Chesterfield could pose a risk to human health. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Could Virginia Recycle Its Stockpile of Coal Ash?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on May 14, 2018
Lawmakers are in Richmond this week to figure out what to do with industrial pollution created by decades of fossil fuels. Michael Pope has the story.
Lawmakers Delay Permanent Solution on Coal Ash
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on March 8, 2018
Lawmakers in Richmond have punted a permanent solution on coal ash until another year. Coal ash the byproduct of coal burning power plants. Across Virginia, the ash sits in ponds as lawmakers and Dominion Energy work out how best to get rid of it. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
With General Assembly Looming, Lawmakers Expected to Discuss Virginia’s Coal Ash Ponds
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 5, 2017
One issue that’s on the agenda for the upcoming General Assembly session is dealing with decades of pollution, a problem that could potentially divide Democrats. Michael Pope has details.
New Potential Toxin Found in Coal Burning Emissions
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on August 30, 2017
Scientists have discovered a particle, created when coal is burned, that had never before been identified as part of that process. Preliminary studies show it is toxic to some fish. And there’s concern it could also be dangerous to humans. Robbie Harris reports.
Dominion Agrees to Study Different Cleanup Scenarios Before Taking Action on Coal Ash
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on April 11, 2017
The battle to get scientific information about pollution BEFORE action is taken to fix the problem finally has a resolution. Michael Pope has the story.
Governor McAuliffe Approves Coal Ash Transparency Measure
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on March 23, 2017
Environmental groups are praising Governor Terry McAuliffe for his action on the controversial issue of coal ash. This week, the governor amended a Senate bill to make sure the public has information about polluted groundwater BEFORE Dominion moves forward with a plan to clean it up. Michael Pope reports.