Friday, September 3, 2010
Welcome to Bokoshe
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 arsenic, beryllium, boron, cadmium, chromium, chromium VI, cobalt, lead, manganese,mercury, molybdenum, selenium, strontium, thallium, 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.
Posted by Bridgetkt at 1:03 PM