Coal ash at the Chesterfield station was originally managed in the Lower and Upper Ponds where it was wet sluiced from the station prior to settling out and managed in long term storage. Chesterfield Power Station underwent a number of waste water and environmental improvements in 2017 including the transition from wet sluicing coal ash to a dry ash management.
New ash produced is taken to an onsite state of the art landfill permitted by the Virginia DEQ to receive and manage dry coal ash. The Lower and Upper ponds will be closed in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local environmental regulations and once necessary permits are obtained.
Flue gas desulfurization (FGD) sludge is generated as a byproduct from scrubbers or FGD used to clean air emissions. The FGD sludge is primarily composed of calcium sulfate or gypsum, which is beneficially reused as wallboard quality gypsum.
Protecting Surrounding Wildlife
We lend a hand in banding some peregrine falcon chicks that are nesting at one of our power stations.
Keeping Our Waterways Clean
Meet our power station biologists who have a passion for the outdoors and are committed to protecting the environment.
Environmental Compliance Coordinator
“Mollie Sprouse is a 10 year employee with Dominion Energy and is Environmental Compliance Coordinator at Chesterfield Power Station. Mollie’s group provides avian and wildlife awareness training for Dominion employees so they know how to protect migratory birds and other wildlife.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some FAQs about our Coal Ash Pond Management & Closures