Public & Environmental Safety
Dominion Energy is committed to the health of our communities and our environment and will meet or exceed all state and federal guidelines in the closure of our coal ash ponds. All water will be tested and treated through a site-specific treatment process before release, and we will continue to carefully monitor groundwater after the ponds are closed.
The closings need approval from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, local jurisdictions, and other state agencies regarding:
- land disturbance,
- environmental controls,
- groundwater protection, and
- other associated parts of the project.
All closed ponds will also be subject to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s dam safety requirements and regular inspections from licensed engineers.
We are committed to keeping the waterways in our communities clean. Water quality monitoring results will be available on our website once the dewatering process is underway. Read more about our plans. Read more about our plans.
We are committed to closing our ash ponds safely and have ongoing responsibility to monitor the sites. We will meet or exceed all regulations and inspections to ensure protection of human health and the environment.
We have worked with local communities and organizations, including the James River Association, who has said, "We thank Dominion (Energy) for engaging with us in a cooperative manner to address our concerns about the dewatering of Dominion (Energy)'s coal ash ponds at the Bremo Power Station. Through our agreement, Dominion (Energy) will install enhanced treatment for the wastewater that is designed to better protect all uses of the James River."