The effect of TECO coal mining in Eastern Kentucky07/17/01
Our guests Irene Seals and John Branham live near McRoberts, Kentucky where TECO (the parent company of Tampa Electric) operates a strip coal mine. The residents complain that the mine subjects them to daily explosions which have knocked houses from their foundations. They also say TECO has caused environmental damage, loss of forests, disruptions to the water table, mudslides and flooding from sediment ponds. They want TECO to operate in a more responsible manner.