http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/...s_outcry66050/Coal ash spill causes outcry
Millions of gallons of ash sludge poured through a broken dike at a coal plant Monday in Tennessee, fueling outcries from environmentalists, including critics of Santee Cooper's proposed Pee Dee plant, who say the breach exposes the dangers of coal ash.
The spill happened at Tennessee Valley Authority's coal plant west of Knoxville when an earthen wall failed after heavy rains. The berms held 2.6 million cubic yards of ash from the coal plant's boilers — a retention ash pond with dikes similar to those at five Lowcountry coal plants.
Read the official statement from the Tennessee Valley Authority regarding Tuesday's ash spill at the Kingston Fossil Plant.
"What happened in Tennessee could happen at the Pee Dee plant," said Nancy Cave, a project director with the Coastal Conservation League. "As we have said, there is no such thing as 'clean' coal, and this is a perfect example of that."
The video is astounding.... this looks like a huge disaster. It doesn't seem this has been widely reported for some reason.
Guess the people in Tennessee were naughty this year... sorry couldnt help it;)