Aquifer That Provides Memphis Its Water Is Exposed To Possible Contamination

Aquifer That Provides Memphis Its Water Is Exposed To Possible Contamination


GOVERNOR LEE … GEARING UP FOR HIS FIRST STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS. WE’LL GIVE YOU A LIVE LOOK AT THE SPEECH. AND! ARE YOU HUNGRY? WHERE YOU CAN GET A DEAL THIS WEEK … AT SOME LOCAL EATERIES. PAUSE FOR OPEN PAUSE FOR OPEN THE LAYER OF CLAY THAT IS SUPPOSED TO SHIELD THE MEMPHIS SANDS AQUIFER … WHERE OUR WATER COMES FROM … IS MISSING … IN AN AREA ALREADY KNOWN FOR CONTAMINATION: THE T-V-A FOSSIL PLANT ON PRESIDENT’S ISLAND. LOCAL 24 NEWS … SENIOR INVESTIGATOR JENI DIPRIZIO … IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH OUR TOP STORY. JENI! ! Jeni: UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS SCIENTISTS SUSPECTED THERE WAS A BREACH IN THE CLAY LAYER AFTER DOING RESEARCH IN 2017. THE TVA THEN DID ADDITIONAL TESTING LAST YEAR AND DISCOVERED THERE WAS AN AREA UNPROTECTED. aquifer: ” that’s been part of the problem that tva has known things before the public knows things COAL ASH PONDS AT THE PLANT ARE FULL OF CONTAMINATION. THE SHALLOW AQUIFER UNDER THE ASH POND HAS ARSENIC IN THE WATER. THERE IS SUPPOSED TO BE A CLAY BARRIER BETWEEN THE SHALLOW AQUIFER AND THE MEMPHIS SANDS AQUIFER WHERE WE GET OUR DRINKING WATER…BUT TVA NOW SAYS THERE IS NOT… UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS SCIENTISTS ARE NOT SURPRISED. dr dan larsen/university of memphis : ” where that clay does not exist the water can move from the shallow aquifer to the memphis aquifer if there’s the energy to make it go downward Dr. Scott Schoefernacker/universi ty of memphis: we suspected that the breach was there know it’s been confirmed so we can pinpoint that location and you can further investigate the properties of the breach and identify potential issues with contaminates dr dan larsen/university of memphis: ” there’s always cause for concern where you have a drinking water aquifer an aquifer used for drinking water supplies and you have nearby contaminate sources that are hydrologically connected to them U OF M SCIENTISTS ARE UNDERGOING A FIVE YEAR STUDY OF THE ENTIRE MEMPHIS AQUIFER.. HOPING TO LOCATE OTHER POTENTIAL BREACHES. dr dan larsen/university of memphis: there are other areas in shelby county where we think there are these windows Jeni: SCIENTISTS SAY THERE IS NO IMMEDIATE THREAT TO OUR DRINKING WATER. THE PUMPS MLGW USES TO BRING UP THE WATER WE DRINK ARE

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