The Dickerson Power Plant, operated by Mirant power company, is located just across the Potomac River from the Eastern edge of Loudoun County. It is 3.6 miles from the town of Lucketts and 7.9 miles from Ida Lee Recreation Center in Leesburg.
In Lucketts VA on May 16th 2006, Loudoun civic groups (LCCSS, Progressive Action League) assembled a panel discussion on the health and environmental impacts of the coal-fired plant on Loudoun County.
The panelists cataloged the harmful effects
of Dickerson's emmissions and reviewed legislative
efforts to reduce emissions proven harmful to
humans and the environment.
Featured speakers at the March 2006 event included
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Environmental News service: Maryland Power Plants Linked to 700 Deaths per Year
Washington Post coverage: Study Links 700 Deaths Yearly to Md. Plants
May 16, 2006: Dickerson Forum in Loudoun
Lawsuit against Mirant's Dickerson power plant
May 4, 2006: Mirant settlement to reduce noxious emissions at Dickerson
Contact the plaintiffs (link to environmental integrity project home page)
Efforts to regulate or shut down Mirant's Alexandria plant
Joe T. May link Clean smokestacks bill RPS legislation site on CCAN -- when they get it up Actions citizens can take to reduce emissions from local coal-fired power plants
LCCSS CCAN Appalacian Voices (protesting Mountain Top Removal Mining) Sierra Club Environmental Intergrity Project
maintained by Loudoun County Committee for a Sustainable Society (LCCSS)
last updated: Jun 17, 2006 | Thanks to Decipher for use of webspace.