published Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Video: One year after the spill

about Patrick Smith...

Patrick Smith is the videographer for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University’s photojournalism program. He has split his time between shooting still photos and video for the newspaper’s website since 2007. A native of Bloomington, Ill., Patrick completed internships with the U.S. Army Public Affairs Office and the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since joining the Times Free Press, Patrick has been honored with several awards, including first place ...

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Fryyo said...

What is the source for the comment that the EPA says this is the worst ever? I have searched for it and can't find it.

Are the land owners asking fair prices (pre spill prices) + some for their trouble, or are they trying to ask more a LOT more? If TVA bought 150 pieces of property already - why would they leave these people out? ...did you ask TVA?

Are there any independant sources that say it is safe? You seem to imply that TVA and EPA are lying...

The music, the tone, the shot selection - is this journalism or editorial?


December 22, 2009 at 11:16 a.m.
larryortega said...

Documentary? Are you kidding?

TVA bought 150 properties from local owners and you couldn't find one to interview?

And not a single word about the millions of dollars in pay TVA employees sacrificed to help make this right or the huge cut Mr. Kilgore took voluntarily.

December 22, 2009 at 3:28 p.m.
rimshot said...

I would expect similar sensationalism from a supermarket tabloid. Agreed; this was a terrible event, but many of the statements in made in this video are simply not true. This reporter should verify his sources, perhaps with a visit to the Roane County Tax Assessor's office. The Assessor reported that real estate values had increased significantly in the vicinity of the spill and county-wide based on 2009 sales. Roane County said that TVA purchases were excluded from the data. Such a glaring discrepancy casts doubt on the entire narrative.

July 15, 2010 at 9:10 p.m.
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