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Dominion Virginia Power to Close Coal Ash Ponds in State

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Dominion Virginia Power says it will close nine coal ash ponds at four power plants.

Virginia's largest utility said Friday's announcement is in response to so-called coal combustion residuals rules established by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

The closures will occur at Bremo Power Station in Fluvanna County, Chesapeake Energy Center in Chesapeake, Chesterfield Power Station in Chesterfield County, and Possum Point Power Station in Prince William County. The company no longer uses coal as a fuel at three of those power stations.

Coal ash is what's left after the fuel is burned to generate electricity.

Dominion says nearly two-thirds of the electricity it generates for Virginia now comes from nuclear generation, natural gas and renewables 
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