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Dominion Energy settles over alleged environmental violations

Posted at 6:04 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 18:04:17-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Dominion Energy will pay $1.4 million to the state of Virginia and the United States as part of a settlement to address alleged violations that involved coal ash and groundwater seepage.

The office of Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced the agreement in a statement on Friday.

The settlement stems from a complaint that was filed against Dominion.

It said the company violated a pollution discharge permit when it released more than 27 million gallons of water from a coal ash impoundment without providing required specific advance notice.

The complaint also alleged that groundwater seepage was observed along the shoreline of the James River near a power station.