Saturday, December 27, 2008

Knoxnews breaks with what we've already figured: TVA's Toxic Metals Found in Water

TVA finds lead and thallium in the water near the dike breach. Given their track record of downplaying the disaster, we should probably assume that more toxic metals have spread farther downstream, and we await independent, less-self-interested tests.

Katie Allison Granju underscores the risks of taking TVA at their word:

TVA continues to unwisely and clumsily downplay the ash spill, to which one environmental journalist replies:

Not surprising that they focus on the fact that no one has died, and ignore the potential impact to water supplies, and the poisoning of hundreds of acres of land with mercury and arsenic -- a swath of territory that may well have to be declared an EPA Superfund site.

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