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Project Underway to Help Prevent Flooding Near Route 1

Provided by Prince William County The first phase of the Dewey’s Creek stream restoration project is underway near the intersection of U.S. 1 and Wayside Drive near Dumfries. The aim of the project is to reduce bank erosion, enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitat, foster the protection of nearby residential and commercial properties, and prevent flooding of Possum Point Road. The …

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Prince William County and Dominion Ensure Continued Effectiveness of Water Treatment Process

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Provided by Prince William County The Board of County Supervisors voted to amend the settlement agreement with Dominion Virginia Power, which continues to ensure reduced contaminant levels from water discharged as part of Dominion’s closing of its coal ash ponds at its Possum Point facility. On March 8, 2016, the Board entered into a settlement agreement with Dominion Virginia Power …

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FEMA is Updating Floodplain Maps in the County

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Provided by Prince William County The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is conducting a study to update floodplain maps for many of the streams in Prince William County. The study will result in revisions to the county’s Flood Insurance Rate maps and any changes could impact floodplain insurance rates for residents, according to the Prince William County Public Works …

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Residents Discover Presence of Lead in Their Well Water

Provided by Prince William County Recently, a number of residents on Possum Point Road discovered varying lead levels in their water after having their wells tested by different entities. The recent news of Dominion Virginia Power’s plans to close their coal ash ponds at their Possum Point Facility has raised concern of whether the lead might be the result of the …

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Board to Appeal State Water Control Board’s Issuance of Permit

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Provided by Prince William County On Tuesday, Feb. 9, following a closed session discussion of legal options, the Board of County Supervisors authorized the County Attorney to file an appeal of the State Water Control Board’s approval and issuance of the Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Modification for Dominion Virginia Power’s Possum Point power station. PWL The Board …

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Principi Says More Answers Needed on Possum Point Coal Ash Disposal

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Provided by Supervisor Frank Principi’s Office The Virginia Water Control Board approved Dominion Virginia Power’s permit to begin closing its coal ash storage ponds at Possum Point Power Station in Dumfries, Va., with the discharge of over 150 million gallons of wastewater into Quantico Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River. The Prince William Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) is …

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Prince William Supervisors Embrace Principi’s Call For More Time to Assess Dominion’s Dewatering Proposal

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Provided by Supervisor Frank Principi’s Office At the suggestion of Woodbridge Supervisor Frank Principi, Prince William County leadership is calling for 60 additional days to review a Dominion Virginia Power proposal to “dewater,” or empty, the Possum Point coal ash pond into Quantico Creek. Principi first raised concern during the Dec. 1 Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) meeting, issuing a …

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Supervisor Principi Raises Concerns about Dominion’s Coal Ash Pond Dumping in Dumfries

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Provided by Supervisor Frank Principi’s Office Woodbridge Supervisor Frank Principi is raising concerns about Dominion Virginia Power’s proposal to empty, or “dewater,” its coal ash storage pond at Possum Point in Dumfries, Va. in a manner that violates the Clean Water Act and  Virginia’s toxicity standards for aquatic life. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) is currently reviewing the …

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