Saturday, December 27, 2008

Massive coal ash spill could affect water supplies of several states

According to Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, billions of gallons of highly toxic coal slurry broke through a dike at the TVA's Kingston County coal-fired plant in Harriman, TN. It has flowed into tributaries of the Tennessee River that supply water to Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky. The ash slide "covered as many as 400 acres as deep as 6 feet," said the Nashville Tennessean.

Unfortunately news about this latest environmental travesty is seeping out a lot slower than the coal ash in Tennessee.

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