Possum Point Residents Face Coal Contamination in Wells

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Article courtesy of Jill Palermo | December 9th, 2016 | Fauquier Times | Shared as educational material.

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Well tests conducted in Possum Point show elevated levels for six contaminants linked to ash. The contaminants are linked to the Dominion Virginia Power’s coal ash ponds. In a call to news reporters Friday morning, Dominion officials said paying for the residents to connect to public water – or install filtration systems “is the right thing to do” as the utility explores why the contaminants are showing up in tests of water from two recently dug groundwater monitoring wells. Read more: http://bit.ly/2uCxfkY

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