"... Terry and Sandy Gupton ... live on a farm bordering a stretch of the Emory River clogged with ash sludge from the Dec. 22 TVA coal ash spill. Filmy water, laden with what TVA officials have called the cenospheres of coal ash, backs up onto their pastures every time it rains.
'We have both tested positive for heavy metals in our bodies,' Mr. Gupton said recently. 'We both have increased respiratory problems with asthma. ... We feel that we need to relocate to get away from the spill site.'"
Pam Sohn reports for the Chattanooga Times Free Press May 26, 2009.