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…

Drinking Natural Water Can Make You Sick!

A reader today offered up a challenge and asked me to drink Mississippi water for a year if I was so sure that it was safe to drink. This you see, addresses my steadfast mantra that the average citizen lacks the technical training to understand water, let alone make the right decisions about how it is processed and delivered. The person who made the comment was no doubt referring to…