Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Dominion Energy for violations of federal and state environmental regulations at its Chesterfield and Possum Point power station in Virginia. Dominion recently reached a settlement agreement with federal and state authorities over the alleged violations, agreeing to a $1.4 million payout. While that settlement will go to the federal and state government, we would like to hear from residents about how Dominion Energy’s practices may have harmed them.
The settlement stems from a legal complaint that Dominion released approximately 27.5 million gallons of water from a coal ash impoundment at its Possum Point station without providing required specific advance notice. Such notice would have allowed authorities to assess whether such discharges were appropriate, or if they necessitated further precautions.
Coal ash, also referred to as coal combustion residuals or CCRS, is produced from the burning of coal in coal-fired power plants. Coal ash contains contaminants such mercury and arsenic, which can pollute waterways if not properly disposed of. By flouting environmental regulations in the pursuit of profit, Dominion endangered residents of the state of Virginia and surrounding regions, such as the District of Columbia. Moreover, the complaint also alleges groundwater seepage along the James River, resulting from activities at the Chesterfield station.
Are you a Virginia resident who may have been affected by Dominion’s environmental violations?
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