Tell State Regulators to Examine the Full Impacts of New Nuclear Reactors on Virginia's Water!
Send a Letter Below!
Dominion - one of the largest and most polluting energy companies in Virginia - is in the process of trying to obtain a permit from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to site two new nuclear reactors at its North Anna plant in central Virginia. One of the biggest issues with building new reactors is their impact on already stressed local and regional water resources. The thermal and water-level impacts from new reactors at North Anna would effect Lake Anna, the North Anna River and the York watershed. As North Anna falls under the purview of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) - a law designed to protect watersheds that significantly impact coastal waterways and ecosystems - the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) must review Dominion's proposal.
In response to a Public Citizen-led intervention and the concerns of communities around the lake, Dominion has recently revised its proposal, but the changes do not sufficiently address the issues of water evaporation and low downstream flow in the North Anna River. Reduced water levels raise concerns about damaged coastal fisheries and reduced drinking water supply. Dominion can and should do better
Tell the DEQ to Fully Review the Impacts of Dominion's New Proposal on Water Levels and to Hold a Public Hearing on the Issue! Send a Letter Below!
Comments are due Friday, June 16th.