Tuesday, December 23, 2008

You may not have heard it in the news...

... but there appears to have been a significant environmental disaster that occurred yesterday in Tennessee near Knoxville.

At a TVA power plant that burns coal, 600 million gallons of ash, left over from the plant, were spilled into the Tennessee River, creating a spill forty times larger than the Exxon Valdez. The ash contains high levels of nasties like mercury and arsenic.

The Tennessee River, by the way, is the main water supply for Chattanooga and communities in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama.

The story isn't getting any coverage in the national news.

blog post about the spill
article with links

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