Last week in Tennessee The TVA experienced a catastrophe of proportions so large it is hard to fathom. An earthen retention wall failed, discharging over 1 billion gallons of heavy metal-ladened coal ash into the Emory river and surrounding waterways. At 1 million gallons per minute that is over 16.5 hours of flow. Arsenic and Mercury combined with other toxins to form enough sludge to fill over 1500 Olympic sized swimming pools. What were they thinking? That if we wait long enough this sludge will transform itself through alchemy into a golf course? I guess it's all about the money - it's cheaper and more politically expedient to ignore it than to do something about it.
No announcement yet.
Tennessee Coal Ash Spill