Friday, September 3, 2010

Welcome to Bokoshe

Welcome to Bokoshe (pop 450).

Bokoshe is the home of an offsite surface impoundment for the Shady Point power plant in Panama, Oklahoma.  80 trucks a day make a 7 mile trek from the power plant to an unlined dumpsite less than two miles from the heart of Bokoshe. The trucks contain fly ash, otherwise known as coal combustion waste, which is known to contain arsenicberylliumboroncadmiumchromiumchromium VIcobaltleadmanganese,mercurymolybdenumseleniumstrontiumthallium, and vanadium, along with dioxins and PAH compounds.

The dump site is operated by M.M.H.F. LLC. otherwise known as Making Money Having Fun. 

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