Virginia

Environmental group finds coal ash contamination in Chester

CHESTER, Va. (AP) — About a week before officials vote on a permit governing the drainage of coal ash ponds at the Chesterfield Power Station, an environmental group says local water samples contain elevated levels of lead and arsenic. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2cryiJC ) reports the James River Association and the Southern Environmental Law Center … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Customers of Columbia Gas of Virginia to see bills dip

  CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Customers of Columbia Gas of Virginia will see their monthly bills drop in March because of what the company says is abundant and reliable domestic supplies of natural gas. The Chesterfield-based energy supplier has more than 250,000 customers in suburban Richmond, central and northern Virginia, Hampton Roads and elsewhere. The company … Continue reading