I saw this on the front page of Wikipedia. A proud moment for Tennessee. My two favorite parts?
Thomas J. FitzGerald, the director of the environmental group Kentucky Resources Council and an expert on coal waste, told The New York Times that the ash should have been buried in lined landfills to prevent toxins leaching into the soil and groundwater (as recommended in a 2006 EPA report), and stated that “I find it difficult to comprehend that the State of Tennessee would have approved that as a permanent disposal site.”
The power plant continues to operate, with waste being sent to one of the two remaining intact containment ponds.
Sometimes you’ve just got to laugh to keep from crying.