For those of you who’ve asked about the Roane County disaster, I asked R. Neal (who’s kind of the Go-To Guy in the state for all your questions you don’t know who else to ask, or I guess, that’s what I use him for) and he said that it appears that the TVA has responded appropriately and right now the individuals affected have shelter and are being taken care of.
He recommends y’all bookmark RoaneViews because that’s run by locals for locals so if and when folks need help down the road, information will probably be available there.
Here’s the NYTimes story on the spill. Here’s a good local story. And some good photos.
For those of you who aren’t from here, here’s a Google map to help you acclimate yourself.
The NYT tonight (Friday) has an update on the “spill” (sounds like something you do with a glass of milk). Seems the volume of ash exceeds by a factor of two the amount the TVA says was in the holding “pond.”