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dee

Burnsville, NC

#21 Jun 24, 2011
TVA may have done some clean up of it's coal fired plants but if you do any research at all you will find that they are still listed as some of the top 10 polluters in THE COUNTRY!
Dulie

Knoxville, TN

#23 Jul 8, 2012
Clyde farmer wrote:
Money-Greed is so typical of the whining bunch in Cocke county blaming everyone else for their ills without looking at themselves.
I live in Clyde. Right downstream from the mill, where the pollution is at higher levels than anything they have, since the water is much more diluted from all the creeks joining it by the time it leaves NC. We have a nice thriving town, we succeed in what we do, and we do it all with the river running right through town.
Why is it everyone in Haywood County who lives downstream is just fine, while everyone in Cocke County whines and complains that they are so damaged by the river? Simple- the Cocke County whiners are just greedy white trash looking for a payout from the mill, and they find it easier to blame the mill for what a crappy situation they are in, instead of placing the real blame on themselves whe it belongs. The ricerr Doesn't cause your county to have some of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy and juvenile crime in the whole region- clean it up today and tomorrow the same teens will makes the same bad choices dooming them and the county to be in the perpetual state of depression it is. Not because of bad water, because of bad parents brought by bad culture.
The river doesn't cause your high crime rate and reputation for lawlessness and having a corrupt law enforcement community. Your people cause that. The river doesn't cause the high dropout rate and lack of education in your county- your people and culture do.
The river didn't cause Cocke County to be so corrupt that major papers write timelines of he corruption. http://www.knoxnews.com/special/cockecounty/ Cocke County residents did., and made a reputation so bad even newspapers in California write about it http://articles.latimes.com/2006/oct/27/natio...
Lastly, it wasn't the river that caused employers to avoid the area- it was all of the above and the fact that people who are smart enough to run a business a smart enough to do some research when choosing where to put one. Unless I was a moonshiner or running a cockfighting operation Cocke County looks like the worst place to go.
It is funny that the areas of Haywood County downstream of the mill have none of these problems. That proves the river isn't the culprit. It is just an easy scapegoat for the folks there to blame so they don't have to look at who the real problem is- they will find that in the mirror and in the culture of corruption and ignorance that their county is known for nationwide.
I bet you lost five pounds while getting that off your chest. Now, run over to that clean river and take a deep breath.
Truth

Cashiers, NC

#24 Jul 9, 2012
Tennessee has always been on North Carolina like a tick on a dog. They never get enough! But eventually the tick pops! Wait for it ........
Dulie

Strawberry Plains, TN

#25 Jul 9, 2012
Truth wrote:
Tennessee has always been on North Carolina like a tick on a dog. They never get enough! But eventually the tick pops! Wait for it ........
Sounds like a threat to me.
ILoveMyTown

Sherrills Ford, NC

#26 Jul 15, 2013
Wncnative,
I would like your opinion because you seem to know a lot about the mill and the area. I am trying to avoid this very situation. My husband and I are looking at a homestead property that is 6 miles from the mill, in Waynesville. It has spring water, enough room that we could have a garden big enough to feed my husband and I. We would even be raising our own livestock. We've visited the property 3 times at different times of the day to see if we could smell the mill, and so far have not.
The issue we are having is that the mill seems to have days that is smells much stronger then others. Is there some kind of schedule for that? Or someone I could call to ask about it? I would love to see this land on a day that the smell from the mill is very strong so that I could be able to tell if I can smell it from the house.
We have friends who live 10 miles from the mill down newfound rd and never get the smell.
I'm not a hater. I understand what the mill means to Canton. I'd just like to know what I'm getting into.
ravepuppy

Charlotte, NC

#27 Nov 9, 2014
Hey laughing and money greed... Fighting online is like the special Olympics even if one of you win this you're still retarded.
laughing wrote:
I to have been here my entire life and I'm quite sure your not 100 years old, so the mill was likely here at least 40-50 years before you! The smell used to bad, but now I rarely if ever smell anything from it!
The river has not gotten worse! It actually is cleaner than many rivers in TN. After much testing by the state, the ban on eating fish was lifted. Most native species of fish have been re-introduced and are living well. I've seen the actual numbers and know that the color leaving the mill improves each year thanks to the improvements made by the mill and the hard work of it's employees!
Why aren't you complaining about the polution in TN? Don't wanna loose jobs there, but wanna complain about everyone else? The TVA plants polution levels are extrememly high and lets talk about lack of regulations..........
Oh maybe it's because eastern TN's best business now is the dirty river that you all are rafting on! LOL - If it's so bad, why are your residents making good money rafting down it?
I'm with you Timmy - It supplies many jobs even in TN, SC and GA. As long as they're making improvement and working toward a better future, leave it alone!
Cancer

Waynesville, NC

#29 Saturday Aug 27
Dane wrote:
Get over it. Smells like money
Smells like cancer, and no you won't get over it.....

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