01 Nov '11, 3pm

Ugh. Breaking - major coal ash spill from WI coal plant - disaster in the Great Lakes

The We Energy Oak Creek Power Plant. Photo: Jonnyfixedgear How many more coal ash spills need to happen before Americans are protected by coal ash safeguards? The latest happened Monday in Oak Creek, Wis., at the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant. Thankfully there were no injuries. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal : A large section of bluff collapsed Monday next to the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant, sending dirt, coal ash and mud cascading into the shoreline next to Lake Michigan and dumping a pickup truck, dredging equipment, soil and other debris into the lake. The ridge was made of coal ash, and a We Energies spokesperson said some coal ash did spill into Lake Michigan. The photos of the site are sad , and they also make me angry. In 2008's Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) coal ash disaster, we witnessed firsthand how a lack of strong national protections leaves ...

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