Pictures are truly amazing, they come in all sizes, shapes and colors. Pictures bring out emotions and make
us look closer at them by the emotions they bring to us. In the image below one can see amazing grays and blues
that contrast against the shades of browns.
This one amazing image truly inspires me on a daily basis in everything I do, it makes me think twice about every photograph I take.
What one may not notice as they look through this BEAUTIFUL image of contrasting colors is the fact that the image is part of the electricity
paradox, beauty and horror all rolled into one. By electricity paradox I mean electricity keeps people alive while killing other people right in
front of us all, just like this image is now in front of you. In the image you see beautiful contrasting colors but what you don’t see in the gray is
uranium, thorium(parts of #CoalAsh). Another thing not seen in this image is the neighborhood just a few hundred feet behind me as I shot this image, you also
can’t see a fence to keep the children that play across the street from getting to this place, because there isn’t one.
The horror you see in the grays is called COAL ASH, the left over product of our own electrical use. Yes even to take this photograph
and to type up these words, I used electricity thus creating more coal ash. Coal ash is a by product of burning coal, coal companies keep it in ponds so that they can try to manage it better or sell it off to be used in manufacturing products like dry wall or even for use on icy roads.
The EPA has this to say about #CoalAsh www.epa.gov
"Coal ash is formed when coal is burned in boilers that generate steam for power generation and industrial applications. TENORM is generated when burning removes organic constituents, leaving minerals and concentrating trace quantities of naturally occurring radionuclides:
- their radioactive decay products including radium. (The amount radium in coal can vary by more than two orders of magnitude depending upon the type of coal and where it was mined.)
In addition to TENORM, coal ash contains silicon, aluminum, iron, and calcium; these elements make up about 80 to 90 percent of all of the constituents of coal ash.”
If you have read this far you should be wondering why I am saying all of this, and the reason is to get the word out about #CoalAsh and it’s dangers.
I am asking you for TWO simple thing
ONE think about what truly happens when we turn on a light switch or that computer.
TWO PLEASE check into Coal Ash Chronicles and help them get the word out, by clicking on this link or sharing it. http://ow.ly/pO3BA