Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Virginia Residents near Chesapeake golf course fear fly ash runoff

September 2, 2008 - Karen Fox is no stranger to fly ash, or to flooding.

She and her family live on Murray Drive in a roughly 40-home community on a single street just south of Battlefield Golf Club at Centerville. Their well is in the backyard.

This spring, Fox and many other people who live nearby, all in homes with wells, learned that the golf course was contoured with 1.5 million tons of fly ash, a powdery residue laden with heavy metals, left from the burning of coal for electricity. The ash came from Dominion's coal-fired power plant in Deep Creek.

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