Here's another petition I won't be signing, although it interests me, and some readers may want to sign it. Do you see what I see in these River Healers' petition?
The problem I see is that there aren't a lot of locations that are truly "away from rivers and communities." If this petition had explained which locations are a little further away from the sources of Dominion Power users' drinking water, without being closer to anyone else's drinking water, I'd sign it. DP should clean up its own mess. The solution, however, is not just to pick up the trash in one's own yard and throw it over the fence into the neighbors' yard. The world is round. You can't go very far in Virginia without coming to a river--every one of which is valued by somebody or other--and, strangely enough, people in Maryland and North Carolina feel pretty much the same way about their rivers that people in Virginia feel about ours. And in places where there are fewer rivers, the feeling is even more intense.
Can the stuff safely be transferred to an uninhabited planet? I wish. Can anyone on this planet deserve to have to live with the coal ash residues more than the community in and for which the coal was burned?