Immediate Changes to Recycling in the County

Currently, glass placed in the recycling bin is not recycled. Most of it eventually ends up in the landfill after going through the local recycling processing facility, also known as a Material Recovery Facility, or MRF. Although container glass is recyclable, it requires additional cleaning and preparation at a special glass processing/beneficiation plant to make …

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Dear EPA, Protect “Waters of the United States”

Supervisor Principi sent the letter below to EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler and Army Civil Works Assistant Secretary James, urging them to NOT turn back decades of hard-earned protections of our waterways.  Re: Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States,” Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0149 Dear Acting Administrator Wheeler and Assistant Secretary James: As the Woodbridge …

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Community speaks out on fate of coal ash ponds at Possum Point | News |

The Potomac Riverkeeper Network is opposed to an on-site landfill for coal ash currently stored at Possum Point Power Station near Dumfries, said Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks. The coal ash pond is near residential neighborhoods and waterways, including the Potomac River, and would not be suitable for a landfill, Naujoks said. A byproduct of burning …

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Dominion releases water quality tests at coal ash site in Prince William | news/prince_william |

Dominion Energy says its latest tests still show that the coal ash stored at the Possum Point power station outside Dumfries isn’t affecting the area’s drinking water, but environmentalists remain perturbed by the company’s findings. The utility company released new data March 2 from a variety of groundwater monitoring wells on the power station’s property, as it …

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