Metal Levels Found High in Tributary ...

Metal Levels Found High in Tributary After Spill

There are 15 comments on the www.nytimes.com story from Jan 1, 2009, titled Metal Levels Found High in Tributary After Spill. In it, www.nytimes.com reports that:

An environmental advocacy group's tests of river water and ash near the site of a huge coal ash spill in East Tennessee showed levels of arsenic, lead, chromium and other metals at 2 to 300 times higher than ...

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Since: Dec 07

Benton, TN

#1 Jan 1, 2009
I live about 40 miles downstream of this disaster. We are hearing on the local news that everything is find, bullshit!! Our local paper has not printed to first word about any of this, which is also bullshit!! I got to get facts from the New York Times. I knew they have been sugar coating all of it.
hard hitter

United States

#2 Jan 1, 2009
kday1_200 wrote:
I live about 40 miles downstream of this disaster. We are hearing on the local news that everything is find, bullshit!! Our local paper has not printed to first word about any of this, which is also bullshit!! I got to get facts from the New York Times. I knew they have been sugar coating all of it.
The New York Times? You would be better off listening to Paul Harvey for accurate, timely news.
Lance Winslow

Orinda, CA

#3 Jan 1, 2009
Early on, TVA released findings taken from water samples upstream of the spill and supressed other samplings results. TVA and EPA have not disclosed test results because of concern for litigation and possible legislation to provide oversite of coal burning powerplant waste.

Since: Dec 07

Benton, TN

#4 Jan 1, 2009
hard hitter wrote:
<quoted text>The New York Times? You would be better off listening to Paul Harvey for accurate, timely news.
My main point is that we are being told NOTHING. I am not so stupid to believe that our lake, river and drinking water is fine. I see the 30 second interviews on t.v. and you can tell they are hiding/lying about things.

Since: Dec 07

Benton, TN

#5 Jan 2, 2009
Lance Winslow wrote:
Early on, TVA released findings taken from water samples upstream of the spill and supressed other samplings results. TVA and EPA have not disclosed test results because of concern for litigation and possible legislation to provide oversite of coal burning powerplant waste.
Upstream, water don't flow uphill, water flows downstream and around here that is all downhill. They think we are stupid, not everyone in TN is. TVA already has a $1 billion class actions suit from the people directly effected, I believe it is the home owners that lost homes during the break, at least that was mentioned once on the early morning news. Didn't hear anymore about that again, they were probably told to keep their mouth shut.

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Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#6 Jan 2, 2009
hard hitter wrote:
<quoted text>The New York Times? You would be better off listening to Paul Harvey for accurate, timely news.
Paul Harvey..I love it.

How about Pat Buchannon?

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Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#7 Jan 2, 2009
Lance Winslow wrote:
Early on, TVA released findings taken from water samples upstream of the spill and supressed other samplings results. TVA and EPA have not disclosed test results because of concern for litigation and possible legislation to provide oversite of coal burning powerplant waste.
Sounds almost like downtown NYC on September 14, 2001.

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Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#8 Jan 2, 2009
kday1_200 wrote:
<quoted text>
My main point is that we are being told NOTHING. I am not so stupid to believe that our lake, river and drinking water is fine. I see the 30 second interviews on t.v. and you can tell they are hiding/lying about things.
This is the problem with lying neo-conservative control of the news media. They are treating you like a mushroom.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworl...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28459396/
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environme...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/01/us/01brfs-0...
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/12/31/tennessee.sp...

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news...
http://features.csmonitor.com/environment/200...

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php...
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/A...
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/A...
Lance Winslow

Lake Hughes, CA

#9 Jan 2, 2009
EPA just released some nasty numbers on arsenic in your water. Arsenic is carcinogenic.
MrLouis

Marshall, VA

#10 Jan 2, 2009
DUH!
algernon sidney

Lakewood, OH

#11 Jan 2, 2009
This is a nationwide problem that needs to be corrected by building more nuclear power plants.

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Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#12 Jan 2, 2009
algernon sidney wrote:
This is a nationwide problem that needs to be corrected by building more nuclear power plants.
REPLACE CADMIUM WITH PLUTONIUM!
Lance Winslow

Lake Hughes, CA

#13 Jan 2, 2009
algernon sidney wrote:
This is a nationwide problem that needs to be corrected by building more nuclear power plants.
Yup, no fly ash just 121-Iodine and a dozed alpha emitters.
Just An Observer

Oscoda, MI

#14 Jan 4, 2009
Tenn. voted for Republicans. Let 'em go cry to all their Republican representatives about the spill. We all know how concerned the Republicans are with the environment and health issues. LOL!

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Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#15 Jan 5, 2009
Just An Observer wrote:
Tenn. voted for Republicans. Let 'em go cry to all their Republican representatives about the spill. We all know how concerned the Republicans are with the environment and health issues. LOL!
True. And after all the US government and FDR did for them. Most residents of Tenn. are unaware of how miserable and deadly their state was before the TVA.

Now, under GOP control, the deathhead is back.

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