Monday, December 29, 2008

TVA Had Few "Concrete Answers," Offered Yard Sprinklers to Neighbors; EPA Finds Arsenic, Does Not Counsel Boiling Water

Knoxnews has more details on Sunday evening's Kingston City Council meeting about the TVA ash spill. TVA was long on assurances, but short on answers. They did offer sprinkler systems in Swan Pond neighborhood yards to keep the drying ash from going airborne (it hasn't already?). EPA found high levels of arsenic in the river and told residents not to drink or use well (and spring?) water until it was tested. The did not follow TVA's habit of telling people to boil their water before consuming it.

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