Tuesday, September 1, 2009
By the Way / Hargrove
TVA Turns Perry County, Ala. into an "Ash Hole"
by Brantley Hargrove
on Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 12:24 PM
To be sure, jobs will be created locally. Much needed capital will be injected into the floundering local economy. But, according to a New York Times story
and the accompanying video, many of the residents don't think all the money in the world is worth having heavy metal-laced ash nearby.
The citizens of poverty-stricken Uniontown in Perry County, Ala. are crying, 'Not in my backyard.' And rightfully so. Thousands of tons of toxic coal ash from the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant disaster arrive by train on an almost daily basis. In exchange for our poisoned legacy: $3 million, and it becomes theirs.