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Two More TVA Spills

Hummingbird asks some very good questions ... any interest in getting an investigative team together to help track these spills? - promoted by roxy

Wow!  A Siegel on Daily Kos got this before I did, so I'll just post his link, but we have two more TVA spills in the southeast, one on the Ocoee River in East Tennessee, which has caused a major fish kill, and the other at the Widows Creek TVA plant in Alabama.

Why is all this happening at once?  Is the infrastructure of the pools just past it's shelf life?

New Video by Applachian Voices of their adventures on the Emory River:


Previous and (environmentally) related pieces listed below. -- GH

(the first is also on dKos, here)

TXSharon recently did a piece related to a rather interesting hose she discovered, running from a drilling sludge collection pond and terminating in a creek on conservation land in DFW:


1300 Fly Coal Ash Dumps around the Country and More

Originally posted 2009-01-08 03:30:12 -1000 - bumped by roxy

In connection to my last diary, I stumbled across this today in the New York Times:

"The coal ash pond that ruptured and sent a billion gallons of toxic sludge across 300 acres of East Tennessee last month was only one of more than 1,300 similar dumps across the United States — most of them unregulated and unmonitored — that contain billions more gallons of fly ash and other byproducts of burning coal.