Video: Alexandra Cousteau and Expedition Blue Planet visit Kingston Coal Ash Spill

Published online at Blue Legacy: Telling the Story of our Water Planet…

“Nearly two years after the TVA Kingston Coal Ash Spill, many have already forgotten its impacts on the community and the environment and yet the TVA coal ash spill is still the largest industrial spill in American history. It was six times larger in volume than the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

In September 2010 Alexandra Cousteau and Expedition Blue Planet visited Kingston, Tennessee to find out exactly what the toll of “clean coal” is on water quality, water ecosystems and the communities that lie fractured by the pollution of their waterways.”

Watch the video above, which includes an interview with Dr. Bill Hopkins about 5 minutes into the segment.