EIP and Environmental Groups Applaud State for Taking Enforcement Action Against Coal Ash Landfill

Coal Ash Landfill in Prince George’s County is Polluting Maryland Waters

Environmental groups announced their support today for the Maryland Department of the Environment’s decision to take enforcement action against Mirant MD Ash Management, LLC and Mirant Mid-Atlantic, LLC for violations of the federal Clean Water Act and state law at the Brandywine coal ash landfill. The groups include the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and the Patuxent Riverkeeper.

Jen Peterson, EIP staff attorney, said: “We are pleased to see MDE take action to stop illegal pollution at the Brandywine coal ash landfill. So-called ‘dry’ coal ash landfills across the country are slowly leaching toxic pollution into creeks, rivers, and groundwater.”

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) sent a letter to Mirant today announcing its intent to file a lawsuit in federal court for violations of federal and state law at the Brandywine coal ash landfill in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

For a copy of the press release, click here.

For a copy of the state’s Notice-of-Intent to Sue letter, click here.