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TVA Disaster

December 27, 2008 - Author: newscoma - Comments are closed

I’ve been following the TVA disaster in my state from hundreds of miles away. East Tennessee bloggers (and Enclave who has done an outstanding job of staying on top of it from Nashville) have kept the state abreast of this horrific incident.

I have a couple of thoughts but you really should go read some of the other guys on this. First of all, how did mainstream national media sit on this story for days. We can bailout every Tom, Dick or Harry in corporate America but how are we going to help common folks who are in slush and ash.

Don’t think it’s bad, look at this picture from the Clinch River.

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Environmental disasters have been ignored in the past in this state. This one is a doozy.

The reports from Twitter for those reporting from the frontlines at the hashtag #coalash is just terrible.

And this video shows what’s going on from Ground Zero.

Amazing.
This is our state.
And remember this, because it’s important.

Categories: Tennessee

Discussion (1 Comment)

  1. by Debbie Byrd

    We live at 332 Euclid Ave. Kingston tn. 125 steps from the lake and down stream about 1 1/2 mile from spill We have great concern for our health .Finding a comforting answer to any question is impossible .We cannot trust TVA for our well being.Who knows what the future holds for the people of Kingston. We are a retail merchant downtown. We fear the foot traffic dust because because of the trucks and workers with flyash all over their shoes &tires don’t know if anyone has thought of that danger. Its being carried all over our small town.TVA offical I spoke this morning said its just mud .He has worked in it for 8 years .As for us we have rented a home 55 miles away due to the health hazards that exist from breathing flyash.As for now we are not taking a chance on living in uncertainy.Would welcome any sound advice