Wednesday, December 24, 2008

moment by moment.

It is the 24th Dec. I don't have any feelings for the holidays we are supposedly celebrating. I am not getting together with family or friends. I don't feel festive.

Down in near Knoxville Tennessee on Monday least 500 million gallons of toxic coal ash sludge has escaped it's containment pond and flooded a nearby town. A 40 foot dike broke and caused this coal ash slurry to pour into the community and Emory River.

Coal is burned in a power plant and then the ash is put into a slurry and stored in a pond. This area received 5 inches of rain and that is said to be the culprit of the dike giving way to flood the town and the river.

Of course, we don't live there, not our back yard, so it is hard to imagine what it is like to be there.

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