Posts Tagged with "Toxic Waste"

Hungarian sludge spill stirs up memories of Martin County, KY

Monday, October 18, 2010


The recent images of destruction from  Hungary, where a flood of toxic mud from an aluminum waste pond has killed at least eight people, injured hundreds more and forced hundreds from their homes, are stirring up strong memories in Eastern Kentucky. This week marks the tenth anniversary of the Martin County Sludge Spill. The Associated [...]

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Philadelphia activists rally & risk arrest to tell the EPA no more MTR

Monday, March 1, 2010


Philly EPA Considering 16 New Mining Permits This morning activists in Philadelphia descended upon their Regional EPA branch to put an end to Mountaintop Removal mining (MTR). Decisions made here in Philly have devastating consequences for Appalachian communities and our country as a whole. Activists prepared to enter the building and risk arrest by sitting-in [...]

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Daryl Hannah: Why I Was Arrested in Coal River, West Virginia

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


(Posted by Branden for Daryl who joined RAN’s Michael Brune and others to protest MTR in West Virginia last week.) Why would I fly across the country on my own dime knowing I would most likely end up in jail in one of the poorest parts of America? Well, have you ever heard of MTR? [...]

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