We don't need no stinking Cumberland Mountains. We got Coal Company profits to protect.
To the Roane County CAG
March 25, 2010
Emergency responders were called to the Kingston Ash Recovery Site this morning at approximately 8:55 a.m. A crane operator was injured when the bucket of his crane hit the cab. The worker suffered head lacerations but was talking and responsive. LifeStar was called as a precaution and transported him to U.T. Medical Center for treatment. We do not yet know details of the accident but an investigation is underway.
That's is just one of the charges leveled by Alabama citizens near the landfill where the Kinston TVA coal ash is being sent. It's hard to know how much of this is true but we'll ask for comment by EPA and TVA.
"The contract between TVA and the Arrowhead Landfill has provided the county with an economic boost, unseen since the state of Texas struck oil.... In plain words, we have transformed one of the poorest counties per capita in Alabama into one of the wealthiest counties in Alabama."
Turner added, "Now, more than 96% of the residents of Perry County will have clean, fresh drinking water," and repeatedly called the landfill "environmentally safe" throughout his testimony.
But since TVA began moving the coal ash to Perry County in July of 2009, the unemployment rate has actually increased from 19.3 percent to 19.6 percent, according to Department of Labor statistics. And the town's groundwater has consistently tested high for arsenic and other health-threatening toxins.
We all love to collect things, but how many of us collect things that weigh from less than an ounce to things over 30 tons at the same time?! Joe Davis, of Harriman, Tennessee, does and he has been collecting anything remotely "railroad" since he was five years old. Everything from old tickets, rails, train wheels, switching equipment, lanterns, crossing signs, depots and deport equipment, to full size authentic railroad cars!
Read more about Joe's wonderful collection HERE!
See more of his collection HERE!
This is not good:
TDEC Press Release:
Dunbar Cave State Park Suspends Cave Tours
Bat in Dunbar Cave Tested Positive for White Nose Syndrome
Advice to Zach Wamp: Don't get into a battle of wits with Kim McMillan. I would bet on the graduate degree over the college dropout.
I don't understand how Ken Yager as a person can live in Roane County after all we are going through and still vote FOR the worst practices and abuses of the coal companies.
The Republican dominated state legislature may try to deny Tennesseans the benfits enacted in healthcare refom. There has been so much misinformation put out that they hope to act quickly before everyone learns what a great advance in our health care sstem this is. Randy has the run down...
A new restaurant, "Steffano's Pizza-n-Grill" opened today in Rockwood. Located at 114 N. Gateway,(across from O'Rielly's Auto Parts" they have a full menu from sandwichs, pizza to ribs and a great hamburger steak. The restaurant is owned by Steve and Buffie Winstead who are affiliated with "King Of Pizza" in Spring City. Please stop by and welcome them..Ray Collett
Mentioning "Back room deals" among other things, Dolly said,
"...Sen. Corker removed the payday loan industry from regulation under that bill "so that it could continue to charge 400 percent interest rates to the men and women in the U.S. military around the world who are fighting to preserve our freedom."
You go, Girl!
Last evening you were advised of two locomotives getting off track on the plant site. Modifications and inspection of the tracks began this morning and will continue through the day. During this work, it will be necessary for us to switch cars using the Swan Pond Road rail crossing. The TVA Police will be stationed on the Road while the trains are using this crossing. Again, all work and inspections are due to be completed by this evening, and switching will return back to the site tomorrow. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
President Barack Obama today hailed Roane County native Nancy-Ann DeParle as "one of the unsung heroes" of the effort to overhaul the nation's health delivery system.
And I just found this image gallery of Nancy-Ann Deparle, including one of her as the first female student body president of UT.
Liberadio(!) interviews Tennessee Health Care Reform Warrior, Tony Garr...
Anybody have any experience with CSA? I'm interested.
Its snowing out here in Whites Creek Gorge.
"The problem is that educating young people is not like making motorcars -- at all," the author and educator said in a recent interview. "And one key difference is that motorcars have no interest in how they're made, and young people do."
Tanner's number one source of campaign contributions is the insurance industry. No surprise he's supporting them over his constituents and voting NO on the health insurance reform bill.
Lincoln Davis is publicly undecided but we've been told he's a NO vote. I predict the bill is going to pass and Lincoln will be on the wrong side of history. Unions are a big supporter of Lincoln's and have promised to punish members of congress who stand in the way of health insurance reform.
Over the long haul of life on this planet, it is the ecologists, and not the bookkeepers of business, who are the ultimate accountants.
The most common trait of all primitive peoples is a reverence for the life-giving earth, and the Native American shared this elemental ethic: The land was alive to his loving touch, and he, its son, was brother to all creatures.
Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
The RHS Class of 1960 is looking for group pictures of class members from any/all grades of school, 1st grade through High School. If you have any thing you can share we would appreciate it. Contact Jo Anne (Watts) Smith at:
Address: Jo Anne Smith
126 Highland Way
Harriman, TN 37748
There's been so much false information put out on Health Insurance Reform that I understand why folks have trouble realizing it's a good thing on the balance. Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam sent an open letter to the TN Congressional delegation slamming the HCR Bill and giving horrendous numbers of the cost of the bill to the State of Tennessee...Problem is that Haslam's numbers are completely false.
If only we could have a political campaign in Tennessee that would focus on factual discussions of the issues instead of this game of "Liar's Poker" we have now.
Yager is a solid NO vote on the bill to ban Mountaintop removal, a process that is destroying Tennessee's scenic vistas ans polluting streams and clean water supplies in East Tennessee.
Thank you for standing up for Roane County, Ken...NOT!
We recommended TVA management (1) take action to recover the $184,487 in overbilled costs
Note: Originally posted as related to cleanup, the overcharges are for Watts Bar II.
The Roane Community Advisory Group toured the TVA disaster site yesterday. The changes and progress are noticeable and to be applauded. Clearing the Emory channel has resulted preventing a large amount of ash from being swept downriver into the Clinch and Tennessee rivers where it may not be able to be safely removed. The EPA states that only 5,000 cubic yards of ash was lost in the last high water event compared to 150,000 cyds May 4, 2009. Larger versions of additional photos are posted at the CAG Communications web site.
"He's a very likable gentleman," Smith said of Obama. "He's clearly brilliant and I think he's very -- I've been asked this many times the little bit I've been around him, whether I thought he is pro-business. I think he's very pro-business. ... I think he very much wants American business to prosper."
Fred Smith, CEO of FedEX, was recently named one of the four Tennesseans on the Forbes 400 list. He is the only one not in the healthcare or insurance business.
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