By BILL MOSS
Special to Roane Newsapers
The catastrophic dike failure that sent an ocean of toxic ash onto land around the Kingston Fossil Plant may have been long in building up but was sudden in its fury, an engineer testified last week.
“That failure was so dramatically powerful that it didn’t shear off at the bottom of dike C,” William Walton testified on Thursday. “It went 10, maybe 15 into the foundation of dike C.”