Report: Water at Narrows coal ash site OKGuess this ends the debate, right?
By Tim Thornton, Roanoke Times
So far, the coal ash project in Narrows hasn't done any harm to the groundwater beneath it.
That's according to a report released by the Giles County Partnership for Excellence and American Electric Power, parent company of Appalachian Power Company.
The project, called Cumberland Park, has been controversial since it became public in the fall of 2007. The plan is to put 254,000 cubic yards of ash in the 100-year flood plain along the New River.
"The groundwater monitoring results indicate no mobilization or leaching of pollutants attributable to the CCB Placement project," Robin Reash, AEP's principal environmental scientist, Certified Fisheries Scientist, said in a news release. "Groundwater science is complicated, but these results show no inherent risks from the project." [link]
Please. The report was released by America's version of the Taliban - a corporation. Specifically the corporation that owns the property. So expect the report to be attacked.
Who needs carefully controlled tests and subsequent reports when we have easily excitable editorialists to turn to for scientific guidance?