Tuesday, December 22, 2009

One Year Anniversary of Kingston Fly Ash Spill

Today marks the one year anniversary of the massive spill of fly ash, a byproduct of burning coal, into the Emory River from a coal-fired power plant in Kingston, TN.  The spill released 1.1 billion gallons of the material into the river, causing a tsunami of sludge that destroyed numerous homes downriver and contaminated a wide area.

You can be assured that the coal industry is not celebrating this anniversary.  If you want a sobering reminder of the event, watch the 60 Minutes segment from a few months ago.  It will make you think twice about burning coal.

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