The Benning Road Community Advisory Group (CAG) has a meeting tonight, at 5:30pm to discuss the future of the Pepco Benning road plant. This monthly meeting is open to the public - please consider attending.
All meeting dates are posted on Facebook (The Community Advisory Group: The RI/FS Benning Road Power Plant Study). The next meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday, May 24th at 5:30 pm at Educare DC.
The following information was shared on the DC Ward 7 Yahoo Group by Latisha R. Atkins:
The CAG was formed in 2012 and began work in January of 2013. The CAG was formed as a result of a 2010 Consent Decree signed by Pepco and the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE). Pepco is required to submit an annual report on its activities to the Federal court every May.
The CAG is committed to advising Pepco on the Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RI/FS) of the Benning road plant. The investigation includes both landside and waterside components. The CAG includes representatives from civic associations, ANCs, and environmental groups active within the footprint of the plant.
The CAG's mission is to ensure that there is consistent community engagement and participation throughout the implementation of the RI/FS. DDOE and Pepco meet each month with the CAG to answer their questions and provide regular updates on the work. The ultimate objective of the work is to restore the site, help reduce pollution to the Anacostia River, and protect the communities around the former plant.
Please see this newsletter for additional information.