Continuing the discussion from The West Virginia chemical spill is just one example of a much bigger problem:
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<div class="cooked">I was just in the area of beautiful Asheville, NC, visiting my mom, and as we drove to the airport we passed the local power company's generation station (not sure if it's natural gas/coal) which is sitting right on the edge of the French Broad River. From the <a href="http://wnca.org/asheville-coal-waste-illegally-polluting-the-french-broad-river/" rel="nofollow">Western North Carolina Alliance</a>: <br><blockquote>The plant has two old coal ash ponds, built in 1964 and 1982, that sprawl over 90 acres adjacent to the French Broad River. The City of Asheville is about seven miles downstream from the plant. Ash pond seepage has been documented for at least three decades, according to public records obtained by the groups. The utility recently estimated leakage from the older impoundment may be as high as 1 million gallons per day.</blockquote> <p>So there's that. Dog forbid we should ever take an adult approach towards the environmental damage we're doing regularly and around the world.</p></div>