A new lawsuit accuses Dominion Virginia Power of using a proposed golf course as a ruse to create a large dump site for coal ash.
The suit was brought by 62 homeowners and family members in the neighborhoods surrounding the Battlefield Golf Club, reports The Virginian-Pilot.
This comes on the heels of another class action suit filed in March against Dominion, the golf club and various other parties. Residents claimed that coal ash, a by-product of some coal-burning power plants, had begun to leach into the groundwater. The suit seeks $1.5 billion to clean and restore the site.
The new suit alleges that Dominion was aware of the hazards, and deliberately misled Chesapeake residents and officials.