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REMOVE COAL ASH FROM OUR RIVERS

In 2014 we gathered samples of coal ash from multiple Dominion Energy waste sites. Private tests confirmed that these coal ash samples contained toxins that would harm our water security and river ecosystems. Join us and let's get coal ash removed from locations that threaten our rivers and water sources. Start by signing the petition and coming out to our next meeting or protest!

 

WHAT IS COAL ASH?

Two much larger fracked gas power stations are being proposed in Virginia that have a total capacity of 2,700 megawatts. The proposed Chickahominy Power Station would be 1,650 megawatts and the proposed C4GT Power Station would be 1,060 megawatts. Together that’s more than 13 times larger in scale than what you see in the video.

 

Both fracked gas stations are being proposed in the community of Roxbury in Charles City County Virginia. Citizen Drone documentation of the proposed Chickahominy Power Station site shows a farm with livestock within .2 miles of the station’s point of emissions. Another farm is .4 miles away from the proposed point of emissions. Union Baptist Church, a historical black baptist church is only .8 miles from emissions and you can see many more houses in this same area as close as .75 and .2 miles away from the proposed point of emissions.

 

Within a mile radius of the Chickahominy Power Station site would be the C4GT fracked gas Power Station, which together would make this the 5th largest gas emissions area in the United States. This community is also faced with Dominion Energy’s substation, the Colonial Pipeline, a Virginia Natural gas station, multiple transmission lines, and a massive landfill. 

 

Energy Justice Network found that residents in close proximity are 40% African American and 19% Native. An independent spatial analysis done by Stephen Metts reported that census blocks in the impacted area are 65% and higher minority and 17% Native which surpasses levels for an environmental justice review. The report also found impacted census blocks with poverty levels of 13% or greater. The majority of the 1,200 members of the Chickahominy Tribe live within 2 miles of the proposed gas plants. Neither the state or applicant have consulted or been given free, prior, and informed consent from the Eastern Chickahominy tribe who also live in the area or the Weyanoke Association who have occupied the area for more than 8,000 years, and who have an abundant Native American, African American, and red-black history across Charles City County.  

 

Annual air emissions of the Chickahominy Gas Station would include 407 tons of Nitrogen Oxides, 323 tons of Carbon Monoxide, 211 tons of Volatile Organic Compounds, 169 tons of Particulate Matter, 62 tons of Sulphur Dioxide, up to 6 1/2 million tons of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent, 129 tons of Methane, 65 tons of Sulfuric Acid Mist, and 10 tons of Hazardous Air Pollutants.

 

No community needs these toxins in their air, water, or soil! 

 

To get involved go to Concerned Citizens of Charles City County (C5)

https://c5groupinform.wixsite.com/charlescity and follow on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/909084206093313/ and twitter https://twitter.com/concerned_city

 

Special thanks to Dr. Mary Finley-Brook and Stephen Metts who collected and presented much of the information delivered in this video.

 

Cited sources and imagery:

 

Stephen Metts of The New School independent spatial analysis https://gist.github.com/VzPI/96d56d480fe1ca84820d53919a87058f 

 

https://spatial-analysis-findings.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/Independent+spatial+data+analyses+of+the+2019+Chickahominy+Power+Plant_6-4-19.pdf 

 

Annual emissions fro the Chickahominy Power Station https://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Air/Chickahominy_Power_Plant/Documents/52610_engineering_analysis.pdf 

 

https://www.energyjustice.net/map/displayfacility-71956.htm 

 

https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/historic-registers/018-0029/ 

 

http://www.weyanoke.org/index.html 

 

http://www.chickahominytribe.org/ 

 

Earthworks thermal video of the Pearsall Gas Power Station https://youtu.be/7FhocMhWK_U 

 

Music by Eric Eckhart https://ericeckhart1.bandcamp.com/ 

 

 

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