Friday, June 5, 2009

Dept. of Things You Probably Already Know: TVA Fly Ash Washes into Tennessee River

Posted By on Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 3:46 PM

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On behalf of the Tennessee Valley Authority and utility users everywhere, we bequeath to...us, I guess, a gray, fly-ash besmirched Tennessee River.

As logic inevitably bore out, the gazillion gallons of poisonous muck loosed form the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant made its inexorable way from the confluence of the Clinch and Emory rivers into the Mighty Tennessee, the News Sentinel reported!

The Devil's brew of arsenic, mercury and other deleterious heavy metals made its way at least ten miles downstream, TVA announced today. The EPA, TVA and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation are trying to figure how to put a stopper on the movement of ash.

Apparently the ridiculous amount of rain we received last month forced the fly ash deposits, which were, in some cases several feet thick, downstream. You're welcome, Alabama!

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