As you've probably heard, a containment area for toxic fly ash (a byproduct of fossil fuel production) burst open last month in Tennessee, U.S. As a result, 1.3 million cubic meters of ash slurry oozed over the countryside, covering homes and getting into local rivers. NASA's Landsat 5 satellite captured these images before and after the event. Above, you can see the area in November, before the spill. Dark blue water is unpolluted; pale blue water contains sediment.
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