Another Look At Water Fanatics – The View From The Tennessee Clean Water Network

I promise you that as much as we think we are good stewards of water. more often than not we miss the big, and important picture. It is no secret that I have railed on, and exposed as irresponsible and inaccurate, the recent Sierra Club petition of TVA wells. One of my most important points that gets lost in the wash with these emotional activists is that there are far…

TOMMY V TALKS WATER ON WKNO RADIO

Today I was interviewed and recorded on local public radio WKNO. I was asked to share my views on a controversy surrounding TVA drilling wells and using Memphis groundwater to cool it’s new combined-cycle power plant. The local Sierra club has launched a petition to recall the permits that TVA was granted to drill the said wells. Since 1900 local government has granted well permits, and a conservative estimate is…

Aquifer Contamination. Natural and Unpreventable!

Here in Memphis, environmental fanatics are doing everything possible to prevent the TVA from using aquifer water to cool a new combined cycle energy plant. The contention is that the water level depression caused by the minuscule TVA pumps will allow other water to be drawn into the aquifer to fill the void. Scientifically, this is a valid concern, albeit it a harmless one. Gravity guarantees that this phenomenon will…