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The Dirty Lie About "Clean" Coal

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This show is a REALITY CHECK. On December 23, 2008 sludge from over one billion gallons of toxic coal ash spilled out of a coal retention pond at the Kingston Fossil plant, a Tennessee Valley Authority generating plant in Harriman TN, 40 miles west of Knoxville. Join our special guest Matt Landon, a volunteer with United Mountain Defense, an environmental organization in Knoxville Tennessee. He chronicles the environmental devastation and ongoing health hazards that the largest coal ash disaster in US history has caused to millions of people downstream in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky. The Coal industry and their lobbyists want us to believe coal is clean. The truth is that coal pollutes our water, devastates our communities, forests and mountains, kills wildlife and contributes to climate change.