Virginia Residents and the Potomac River Keepers Network Worry about Well Water Near Prince William County Power Plant

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Virginia Prince William County Power Plant (Photo Credit: WUSA9)

Article courtesy of Garrett W Haake, |Dec 31, 2015 | WUSA | Shared as educational material

Virginia residents who depend on well water in Prince William County shared concerns about nearby coal ash ponds. Neighboring states have seen high percentages of well water contamination because of coal ash ponds, which exposes residents to dangerous heavy metals. Despite assurances that the water is safe, Virginia residents are divided in believing these claims. The activist group Potomac River Keepers Network state that they tested water and found “high concentrations of arsenic, selenium and other pollutants that are common in coal ash.” Further chemical tests are aimed at easing these feelings of uncertainty. Read more here: http://wapo.st/2kyNSK0

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