December 27th, 2008
The only good news in this is that the media is picking this up, it’s not going to be “disappeared.”
From the “field” or from the slime, muck & yuck, here are updates. Special thanks to United Mountain Defense, John Walthen, Nicholas Mann, Tom Swinford, Chris Irwin, Donna Lisenby, Dot Griffith, and all those doing tremendous work getting the word and pictures out (whose names haven’t shown up in the emails I’ve received). This is a clear example of the importance of the internet.
Here’s from The Tennessean:
Would you believe 5.4 million cubic yards? Can you even imagine that?
A video from the scene by people taking water samples on the Emory River:
There is a great collection of photos on Photobucket:
A general view of the devastation, being downplayed by TVA and the coal industry:
Here you can watch the cops clearing out the area (at the end), can’t have this showing up on YouTube, don’t cha know:
And this photo by Dot Griffith puts it all together: