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With General Assembly Looming, Lawmakers Expected to Discuss Virginia’s Coal Ash Ponds


A drain pipe sticks out of a coal ash retention pond at Dominion Power’s Possum Point Power Station in Dumfries, Va. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber, File)

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.

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New Potential Toxin Found in Coal Burning Emissions

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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.

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Dominion Agrees to Study Different Cleanup Scenarios Before Taking Action on Coal Ash

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Dominion has agreed to look into several options before taking action on coal ash. (Credit: Steve Helber / AP)

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.


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Governor McAuliffe Approves Coal Ash Transparency Measure

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A covered coal ash pond in Chesapeake, VA. Governor Terry McAuliffe has approved a measure that would require Dominion Resources be transparent with its plans to deal with the byproduct. (Credit: Steve Helber / AP)

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.



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