Saturday, December 27, 2008

Coal sludge for Christmas

We've all heard about receiving a lump of coal for Christmas but this story takes things one step further. Instead of coal, all these residents in Tennessee got was half a billion poison laden gallons of sludge.

Environmentalists Fear Risks From Tennessee Ash Spill

HARRIMAN, Tenn - Environmentalists worry the ash-laden sludge that coated a Tennessee neighborhood when a power plant dike burst could pose a health risk, although initial tests by a public utility company have shown no threat to drinking water.

"The holiday disaster shows that there really isn't such a thing as a clean coal plant," Taylor said.
Based on this video, it was 500 million gallons.

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