Austyn Gaffney Contributor Share this page Share this page block Share this page block Share this page block Related content See all Skip carousel items Communities to Coal Plants: Clean Up Your Mess Before You Go! July 29, 2021 DispatchTennesseeAustyn Gaffney Distrust in the TVA runs deep in eastern Tennessee, and as the utility shutters two power plants—Bull Run and Kingston—local activists fear it will close up shop without safely containing its leaky pits of toxic sludge and ash. Needing Water, Georgia Stirs Up a 200-Year-Old Dispute With Its Northern Neighbor October 29, 2019 DispatchGeorgiaAustyn Gaffney As droughts parch the Southeast, interstate squabbles heat up over the Tennessee River (and the Chattahoochee . . . and the Flint . . . and the Apalachicola). Ohio Gains Ground on a Hidden Hazard: More Than a Century’s Worth of Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells March 26, 2019 DispatchOhioAustyn Gaffney Forgotten, derelict, and often leaky, these so-called orphan wells could number in the thousands.