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Va. city requires fly ash warnings at golf course

Wednesday - 1/25/2012, 12:36pm  ET

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Chesapeake is requiring a golf course sculpted from fly ash to post signs warning golfers about the substance's presence.

The Virginian-Pilot ( http://bit.ly/xe4QCI) says the City Council decided Tuesday night that Battlefield Golf Club will continue operations up to another year while talks continue with its owner and Dominion Virginia Power.

City attorney Ron Hallman says the city is seeking residential protections in the event tests show that fly ash has migrated off the site.

Battlefield's developers used 1.5 million tons of fly ash from a Dominion Virginia Power coal-fired plant to contour the course.

Fly ash is a byproduct from coal combustion that can contain heavy metals, such as arsenic, lead and mercury.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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