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Heartfelt coverage of this disaster and TVA's recklessness and negligence, an abhorrent atrocity wreaked upon innocent human (and nonhuman) communities. The only suggestion I offer is this: maybe we should reexamine the sanity of coal mining, fly ash disposal, and the sheer psychopathological behavior of harnessing billions upon billions of pounds of coal (hence the colossal amount of waste). You say the equipment is "old, and should be replaced." Really? Who wants to replace the equipment? How is updating the storage receptacle for one of the most destructive and toxic forms of harnessing deceased life, i.e. coal, even a viable or sane option? It's time to reconsider the harnessing of coal, and the ecocide that unravels from it.