National Geographic

Photo by Maddie McGarvey @maddiemcgarvey | When a dike on a coal ash pond ruptured at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Kingston, Tennessee, in December 2008, it spilled far more toxic ash than the Deepwater Horizon spilled oil. Workers who cleaned up a huge spill from a coal ash pond in Tennessee in 2008 are still suffering—and dying. More than 900 workers cleaned up the coal ash spill at the Kingston plant, which is operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority; more than 200 have sued Jacobs Engineering, the cleanup contractor. Doug Bledsoe is one: He was recently diagnosed with brain and lung cancer, shortly after his wife battled breast cancer.

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@jdcnewman

You try so hard and still come up short. Frustrating for you I’m sure. You’re a little thick so I’ll say it again. You’re boring. So boring. Completely bored.

@chubly_day

Désolation ...

@beauthejackrussell

Awful! May God bless and cure them all!!

@nadzyyah

😔😞

@alireza_aminee

Photo from planet earth.

@holodenkotolik

Хуйло

@cle_equestrian_dad

Coal needs to go away for good.

@dellablair

😥😥😥😥

@cxccxc_rn

Sp wrong

@cxccxc_rn

😥😢😥🤬😤🤔

@cristophertormal

Los accidentes suceden por inprudencias y por ordenes de personas que nunca devieron ocupar los puestos que ocupan haber si lo deja dormir a las personas que son directas o indirectamente culpable de estas muertes😢😢

@roxzz2729

and our leader wants to bring back coal mining...

@asz__23

💙💙

@persian_travelguide

Visit Iran with us🌼🌼🌼

@ridder185b

I hope all the ill people will sue Jacobs Engineering!!

@loveofinquiry

How and why did the dike rupture? What can be done to help?

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