Journalist to discuss coal ash in Kingston, Anderson County
Investigative reporter Jamie Satterfield will discuss the impact of the coal ash dumping in Kingston and the coal ash stored in Claxton during an online meeting in January.
The presentation by Satterfield, who worked for the Knoxville News Sentinel, will be hosted by the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge. Lunch with the League is scheduled from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4.
“In an effort to ensure the safety of all in this time of pandemic, the rally will again be virtual,” said a press release. “Those who wish to access the meeting can do so by following the instructions provided at the end of this article. “
The press release said that a retaining wall of a dike at the Kingston coal-fired power plant ruptured on Monday, December 22, 2008. It was the largest coal ash spill in the history of the United States. United States.
“Billions of gallons of coal ash sludge swept homes from their foundations, buried some, covered 300 acres of Roane County with thick coal flows and contaminated the Clinch River,” the statement read. hurry.
More than 50 cleaners have died and many more are ill, and they blame the frequent exposure to hazardous elements in coal ash, The Knoxville News Sentinel reported.
“This is the story Jamie Satterfield wanted to tell and that is why she is best known,” the press release said. “She will speak about the impact the spill continues to have on our community.”
The press release says Satterfield is an investigative journalist with over 33 years of experience specializing in legal affairs, policing, public corruption, environmental crimes and civil rights violations. His journalism has been recognized as one of the best in the country, earning him recognition from the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Awards, the Green Eyeshade Awards, the Tennessee Press Association, from the Tennessee Managing Editors Association, the First Amendment Center, and many other industry organizations. She personally presented the findings of her investigation to federal agents and a county grand jury in the fall of 2021, according to the press release.
Luncheon with the League welcomes members and non-members of the League to the January 4th presentation. For instructions on links to the live presentation, contact [email protected]. All League members will receive an email with the zoom link before the meeting. A few days after the presentation, you can view the recorded presentation on the SU website at https://my.lwv.org/tennessee/oak-ridge.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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