Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Coal Truth Is Being Hidden In Tennessee

The traditional media won't report more than what TVA spokespersons tell them, so why don't we just go around and see what the coal sludge disaster actually did to Tennessee's rivers, valleys and people.

Sandra Diaz, National Field Coordinator for Appalachian Voices, Hurricane Creekeeper John Wathen and Watauga Riverkeeper Donna Lisenby paddle up the Clinch and Emory Rivers to record the conditions after a 5.4 million cubic yard spill of coal waste from the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Coal Plant.