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Another Bushco disaster that the media refuse to cover

Posted by Charles II on December 25, 2008

kingston-dike-collapsePhoto by TVA, posted on website of The Tennessean.

View the fill TVA film of devastation from collapsed dike in Tennessee here.

Anne Paine and Colby Sledge:

Millions of yards of ashy sludge broke through a dike at TVA’s Kingston coal-fired plant Monday, covering hundreds of acres, knocking one home off its foundation and putting environmentalists on edge about toxic chemicals that may be seeping into the ground and flowing downriver.

One neighboring family said the disaster was no surprise because they have watched the 1960s-era ash pond’s mini-blowouts off and on for years.

About 2.6 million cubic yards of slurry — enough to fill 798 Olympic-size swimming pools — rolled out of the pond Monday, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Cleanup will take at least several weeks, or, in a worst-case scenario, years.

The ash slide, which began just before 1 a.m., covered as many as 400 acres as deep as 6 feet.

There is no such thing as clean coal.

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