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June 1, 1996
1996 Source: VIRGINIA POWER CO. – Chesterfield Station Virginia Southwind Construction Company (SWC) was contracted to perform dredging for Virginia Power Company at three (3) separate locations with total ash removal ranging from 400,000 cubic yards to one million cubic yards at their Chesterfield Station. A 14-inch Ellicott® Brand B-890 “Wheel-Dragon”™ dredge was used to efficiently (and cost-effectively) remove the ash from one basin and transport the material via poly-pipeline to a storage basin. Silt curtains were utilized to control suspended solids and minimize turbidity at the discharge point into the James River. Additionally, levee conditions at the storage basin deteriorated due...
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