Floodwater Damaged HomeOn the Brain Labor Report, we talk with Paloma Galindo of United Mountain Defense about the recent coal sludge spill in Tennessee.

“It was really fortunate … that no one was killed.” 

December 29, 2008 >>> Listen or Download Here

On Monday, December 22 around 1:00 a.m. residences living near the Kingston coal plant were flooded with 5.4 million cubic yards of toxic coal sludge from a coal plant retention pond, burying homes and roads.  It covered 400 acres of land up to 6 feet and flooded into tributaries of the Tennessee River – the water supply for Chattanooga TN and millions of people living downstream in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.