Monday, December 29, 2008

TVA Sludge Spill Results in High Levels of Arsenic & Heavy Metals in Two Tennessee Rivers

Article in on cnn.com -- EPA: Rivers high in arsenic, heavy metals after sludge spill.  Here's an excerpt:

The Environmental Protection Agency has found high levels of arsenic and heavy metals in two rivers in central Tennessee that are near the site of a spill that unleashed more than a billion gallons of coal waste.

The agency said it found "several heavy metals" in the water in levels that are slightly above safe drinking-water standards but "below concentrations" known to be harmful to humans.

"The one exception may be arsenic," the agency said in a letter to an affected community. "One sample of river water out of many taken indicated concentrations that are very high and further investigations are in progress."

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