Tennessee: "Brownsville Factory Accused of Toxic History"

"BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. -- On a Saturday morning 18 months ago, Husley Hunt looked up from his pond to witness a sight that was particularly troubling to someone who's health-conscious, grows organic vegetables and ardently hopes to live to be 100. Workers were cleaning up chemical pollution from his property."

"'They were vacuuming stuff out of this ditch,' said Hunt, 66, pointing to a slender waterway shrouded in heavy vegetation.

'That water still ain't looking right.'

The cleanup was prompted by a spill at the Teknor Apex Tennessee Co. plant across the highway from Hunt's property."

Tom Charlier reports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal June 10, 2012.


Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal, 06/11/2012