Citizen Journalism At Work In TennesseeApril 20, 2008 - Author: newscoma - Comments are closed
There are several posts over at Aunt B.’s abode that I think need some attention. Actually, they’ve had some attention before and we will get to that, but apparently the issue hasn’t been fixed.
In life, sometimes things don’t get fixed but they do not need to be ignored either. And then it brings up new questions that, in a word, are scary.
It concerns a landfill that has an infamous history located in Dickson.
She went to Eno Road yesterday and took video footage of houses in proximity to the landfill which is extremely eye-opening.
One buzz word on the Internet right now is about Citizen Journalism. I think there is some fine citizen journalism happening at Aunt B.’s right now.
I googled Eno Road as I’m wont to do, and I found several articles about the Holts and the town from a couple of years ago. You can find one of them here.
Egalia also wrote about Eno Road in a post here.
I don’t know why the story lost it’s “buzz” after the original posting but I have to say that showing houses setting on the fence line of the landfill is very disturbing to me. I realize I’m late to the game, but an interesting report on Paula Zahn’s now defunct TV show on CNN has some revealing conversation about Eno Road. An argument ensued about whether the Eno Road issue with The Holts was an issue of classism or racism. Go read it. I’ll wait. It’s about half-way down the page. Apparently there was a video from CNN filed by reporter Rusty Dornin but I couldn’t find it.
There has already been one lawsuit which Dickson County filed against an automobile company which was settled last November in regards to the dump and the Holts are suing too and have filed a federal lawsuit in a story from March of this year from the Tennessean.
It appears Sheila Holt-Orsted will have a website up soon about her family’s extensive issues about their home, where they have lived for generations.
I wonder if any other communities are having this problem. Makes one wonder.