Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Coal Ash: A National Problem Needs a National Solution

Earthjustice    Sierra Club
Tennessee Coal Ash Spill:
" Largest Environmental Disaster
of it's kind in the United States"

Dec. 22, 2008 a dike holding back
decades worth of coal ash failed
at the Kingston Fossil Plant in
Harriman, Tn., flooding the
surrounding area with more than
one billion gallons of toxic coal
ash, or enough to flood 3,000
acres 1 ft. deep. Testing of sur-
rounding water bodies showed
extremely dangerous levels of
arsenic mercury and other toxins.
600+ Coal Ash sites Nationwide,
but no Federal Regulation.
Nobody's looking, Whee!

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