‘Coal Rush’ Doc Exposes America’s ‘Other BP’ Disaster

Posted by Trish Riley, February 7, 2013

Coming up at Cinema Verde Feb. 13 ….

Never will theatre-goers view a glass of clean water in the same way; never will coal be called “clean” again.

Sitting aside one of the beautiful headwaters in the great Appalachian mountain range, framed by the deciduous forests of life, a former coal operator hauntingly confesses to the enormity of an intentional “spill” that makes the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill look like a garden leak: “We pumped an ocean into the mountains.”

Translation: Over a decade-long period, 1.4 billion gallons of toxic coal slurry (or the waste from poisonous chemicals and water used to wash the coal before it’s ship to market) were injected into honey-combed underground mines and leached into underground aquifers, waterways, wells and drinking water sources that poisoned the very coal miners and their families serving the out-of-state Massey Energy coal company.

via Jeff Biggers: ‘Coal Rush’ Doc Exposes America’s ‘Other BP’ Disaster (VIDEO).

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