Thursday, December 25, 2008

NBC Repeats Dubious Suggestion that Sludged Kingston Neighborhoods Should Boil Water for Home Use

Again, if water is contaminated with mercury, lead, and arsenic, then simply boiling it will do nothing to protect consumer safety, and NBC is responsible for spreading instead of questioning flawed information:

The TVA official expressed relief that no one was injured as a result of the disaster. Immediate injuries may not have been sustained, but long-term health problems like viral infections and cancer resulted from exposure to coal fly ash toxins should not be ruled out by TVA.


  1. Hey, for what it's worth---- I don't work for the NBC affiliate in Nashville but I do for one in the state.

    Government officials are suggesting residents with wells boil their water. While I don't understand how that could eliminate mercury or arsenic---

    Keep in mind, our government officials haven't been able to tell us what is in the fly ash or the water.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is, don't blame the NBC affiliate for passing along what local government leaders, the people you elected, are suggesting for your safety.

  2. I am blaming journalists for not being more critical and grilling government leaders about the veracity of boiling water. If the mainstream media chooses to go along, then how can rely on them to expose the facts?