Alabama

Hexavalent chromium pollution linked to coal ash disposal

February 3, 2011 - An independent report identifies 28 coal ash dump sites from Massachusetts to Nevada where hexavalent chromium has been detected in the groundwater at levels exceeding federal or state standards. Hexavalent chromium is one toxic waste product created by coal-fired power plants known to contain potentially dangerous levels of heavy metals, combustion byproducts and radioactive elements.

Remembering Rev. James 'Shackdaddy' Orange

March 3, 2008 - An excerpt of a 1981 Southern Exposure interview with civil rights organizer James Orange, who talks about how he got his nickname, the importance of freedom songs to the movement, and his later work with gangs in Chicago. Orange passed in away in February 2008 at age 65.

Alabama aims to fuel nuclear revival

April 19, 2007 - After Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and the industry's failure to deliver on promises of providing energy "too cheap to meter" (even with over $115 billion in federal subsidies since 1947), the future of nuclear energy had looked grim. A new reactor hasn't come on line in over 10 years.