by Michael Graham Richard, Gatineau, Canada
Clean Coal Fans, Take Note
As reported here on TreeHugger and on Discovery News last week: “Monday night 2.6 million cubic yards (the equivalent of 525.2 million gallons, 48 times more than the Exxon Valdez spill by volume) of coal ash sludge broke through a dike of a 40-acre holding pond at TVA’s Kingston coal-fired power plant covering 400 acres up to six feet deep, damaging 12 homes and wrecking a train.” Read on for more.
Cleaning this up is such a monumental task that it could take years, and we still don’t know just how many toxic things are in that sludge and what the impacts on the local environment will be.
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