Friday, January 09, 2009

Breaking News:::: 2nd TVA Spill, This Time in Alabama....


I will Update this post throughout the day, and also update in the Comments. The First Link is to Huffington post, but I will have more by Evening. Anyone want to bet this does not make Evening News ?
This Tennessee article explains More about The Incident at Widows Creek that happened this morning at 10:30am....
( anyone else wondering WHO is TVA's Insurer ? is it AGI ?)
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More about how these Plants with their aged WASTE LAGOONS present huge risks.

8 comments:

enigma4ever said...

2PM update::

TVA reports Ala. power plant retaining pond leak
1 hour ago

STEVENSON, Ala. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority says a waste pond at its Widows Creek power plant in northeast Alabama has ruptured but the spill is contained.
The spill comes after a major rupture last month in Tennessee, when a dike released nearly a billion gallons of toxic-laden ash.
TVA spokesman John Moulton says the leak in the pond was discovered at about 6 a.m. at the plant near Stevenson, Ala. He said most of the material flowed into a settling pond at the plant site, but some spilled into Widows Creek.
The federal utility says the leak of what it described as gypsum has stopped and it is repairing the pond. It doesn't have an estimate on much material spilled and the cause of the failure is under investigation.
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( jus wondering HOW they define "contained", no photos or video found yet)

enigma4ever said...

2PM Knoxville Sentinel::

STEVENSON, Ala. - Alabama officials are estimating the volume of today's spill at TVA's Widows Creek power plant in northeast Alabama to be about 10,000 gallons of gypsum material.

The Tennessee Valley Authority says a waste pond at its Widows Creek plant ruptured but that the spill has been contained.

TVA officials said the spill occurred at about 6 a.m.

"It was reported to the department shortly thereafter," Scott Hughs, a spokesman for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, said. "We've got staff members en route to assess the situation.

"We know that it was a one-time event. There's not additional material being released at this time. We will look at Widows Creek to determine if there's any negative impact to aquatic organisms and will continue to monitor that situation as the day progresses."

Hughs said it's estimated that 10,000 gallons of material was spilled.

"We had an upper p

Annette said...

I hope congress hurries...just another point made for PEBO's ARRP to get passed quickly so they can get these things repaired or replaced. These were built in the late 30's and 40's and probably not much done to them since. Just like the rest of the countries infrastructure it needs work.

Thanks for reporting on this. I had heard it but hadn't checked it out yet.

Annette said...

According to Rachel the Maddow, this was just inspected on Dec. 31 and pronounced good to go. Sounds like they did a bang up job.

Another one of those... You're doing a heck of a job Brownie.. Oh did you see he had to be evacuated from his home in CO?? Wild fires had him surrounded nearly...so they had to tell him to get out. He is still oblivious.

Fran said...

Where is the cavalry on these spills? Is someone reporting these to Homeland security & the EPA?
It's becoming so common, they seem to yawn about another spill.

Just keep making cute commercials about clean coal.

Yea right...

X. Dell said...

I expect to see this headline any day now.

travelingman said...

I grew up in the mountains of Virginia...The TVA is pretty powerful in that area. What is so sad is that most people in these parts of the country are not really informed about the dangers of these spills.

To be honest when their jobs are dependent on the TVA they will come out and defend them. I know it is sad but it just furthers my belief that poverty is the root of it all.

travelingman said...

I grew up in the mountains of Virginia...The TVA is pretty powerful in that area. What is so sad is that most people in these parts of the country are not really informed about the dangers of these spills.

To be honest when their jobs are dependent on the TVA they will come out and defend them. I know it is sad but it just furthers my belief that poverty is the root of it all.