James River Association kicks off new river safety program

 LYNCHBURG (WSLS) – The James River Association kicks off a new campaign this week to protect the area’s waters.  

It is called Our River at Risk, and it is an initiative that is pushing for things like more rail inspections, stricter toxic storage standards and better handling of coal ash.

Organizers say the James River is not only an important drinking water source for the state, but it is also an economic staple.  

The group made a stop in Lynchburg Thursday night during its community conversations tour to meet with residents.  

The James River Association will wrap up the community conversations on Tuesday, November 18th in Williamsburg.  

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