Water Supplies Tested After Tennessee Spill New York Times – United States
Environmentalists said the spill, more than 30 times larger than the Exxon Valdez oil spill, belied the notion of the “clean coal” technology
They are testing for heavy metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic.
Four to six feet of ash covered 250 – 400 acres, damaged a dozen homes and 22residents had to be evacuated.
Fly as is a by product of coal so that whole “clean coal” myth is DOA. Oh wait! The main stream news shows aren’t reporting so nobody knows.
CNN – USA
TVA spokesman Gil Francis told CNN that up to 400 acres of land had been coated by the sludge, a bigger area than the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Massive Coal Sludge Spill Dwarfs Exxon
That’s enough to fill nearly 800 Olympic-sized swimming pools, and is over 40 times more contaminated sludge than the infamous Exxon Valdez oil spill.
As usual, a picture is worth a thousand words – and a video is worth even more
Greenpeace Compares TVA Ash Spill to Exxon Valdez/Prince William Sound Oil Spill.
From the Huffington Post:. Greenpeace is calling today for there to be a criminal investigation into the matter. http://enclave-nashville.blogspot.com/
Nightmare before Christmas: Coal sludge spill 50X worse than Exxon
The latter comparison is perfectly valid, since both were completely preventable human-caused disasters, and the fly ash spill is likely to have very serious and long-lasting environmental consequences, just as the oil spill in Alaska
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Kind of makes one wonder what is going on with all the fly ash produced by the Coal Fired Power plants in Booger County, Limestone County and Freestone County??