On the WBIR website, there are now 7 out of the 15 most popular videos related to the mudslide. There were at least 15 houses that had to be evacuated and one house was crushed, sending one man to the hospital. There is a video showing dead fish lining the shore in the vicinity of the mudslide.
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From Harris, Craig <Craig.Harris@ssc.msu.edu>
Sent Tue 12/23/2008 8:11 PM
To Anne Woiwode <Anne.Woiwode@sierraclub.org>; email@example.com
Subject E-M:/ RE: / Impacts of coal burning in TN -- ash retention pond failure
this is getting a little distant from michigan, but for those interested in a prequel of the harriman (kingston) disaster, see the book "everything in its path" by kai erikson, a study of a similar retention pond failure in west virginia in 1972 . . .
craig k harris
department of sociology
michigan agricultural experiment station
national food safety and toxicology center
institute for food and agricultural standards
michigan state university
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Anne Woiwode
Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 10:43 AM
Subject: E-M:/ Impacts of coal burning in TN -- ash retention pond failure
Dave Cooper who has been doing volunteer presentations around the country for years on Mountain Top Removals (http://www.mountainroadshow.com/) passed along news and web links that show the impact. Excerpts below:
The Tennessee Valley
Authority, better known as TVA, has a coal-burning power plant located near
On Monday morning Dec. 22
around 1:00 am, the earthen retaining wall around this mountain of coal ash
failed and approximately 500 million gallons of nasty black coal ash flowed into
tributaries of the Tennessee River - the water supply for
*** This is a huge environmental disaster of epic proportions.
To see an amazing aerial video of the spill - the big hunks and chunks in the river are mounds of coal ash:
There is better aerial footage but you have to watch an Applebees commercial first - go to the link below, then scroll down to the "Most Popular" section and find the button that says "aerial footage"
The local media are
downplaying the spill, but the
Anne M. Woiwode, State Director
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