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Friday, January 02, 2009

Scenes From an Environmental Disaster: Photos of the Tennessee Coal Sludge Spill

Photojournalist Antrim Caskey documented the devastating scenes on the ground at the massive coal sludge spill that occurred on December 22nd near the town of Harriman, TN. The spill, which is one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history affected over 300 acres of land and water, contaminating fish and drinking water and destroying homes and ecosystems in this verdant corner of eastern Tennessee.

Antrim's images say it all, and below the fold you'll find a photographic journey through the scene of this environmental disaster...

(Mouse over the top of the slide show to see captions, describing each image)

You can find more of Antrim's photos, including images documenting the damages of mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia, at

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