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Mammoth Toxic Coal Ash Spill Near Knoxville

The largest environmental disaster of its kind has over 5 million cubic yards of toxic coal ash flooding an area of eastern Tennessee about 40 miles east of Knoxville. Although initially reported at 1.7 million cubic yards, it seems the wet coal ash , which poured out through a broken retaining wall from an unlined area, is actually more like three times that — enough to cover more than 3000 acres a foot deep in the sludge. Authorities claim the pond’s capacity was only 2.6 million cubic yards, leaving everyone wondering how they didn’t know that it was actually over twice that volume.

Tennessee Valley Authority, a Federally owned corporation put into existence in 1933 by F.D.R., owns the electric generating plant. Read more

Lawyers

There are many different types of lawyers. Just as no one doctor does everything, but instead chooses a specialty like pediatrics or surgery, no one lawyer will choose to work in every type of law. Instead, lawyers choose a specific area of law to practice in, and because there are so many different types of law to practice, there are several different types of lawyers. Read more