Friday, October 18, 2013

Death by Cooling Tower?/Jason Green Update

If you're like us, when you hear the words "cooling tower," you think Brown's Ferry. It was a surprise today to learn that Regency Square Mall has a cooling tower. From Wiki:

An HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) cooling tower is used to dispose of ("reject") unwanted heat from a chiller. Water-cooled chillers are normally more energy efficient than air-cooled chillers due to heat rejection to tower water at or near wet-bulb temperatures. Air-cooled chillers must reject heat at the higher dry-bulb temperature, and thus have a lower average reverse-Carnot cycle effectiveness. Large office buildings, hospitals, and schools typically use one or more cooling towers as part of their air conditioning systems.

Now it seems the cooling tower at the mall may (or may not) have been to blame for a recent outbreak of Legionella, commonly called Legionnaires' Disease. Article


Jason Green Pictured with Companion at Recent Party

Remember Jason Green, currently under indictment for the murder of his girlfriend Shay Ledlow? As with Amanda Watkins, there are many rumors that Green, who is legally mandated to wear an ankle monitor, has been roaming the roads of Russellville.

Has he? There are many ways to get around restrictions on travel. We had to go around a train. There was a long detour. We couldn't find our medicine in Franklin County, so we had to go to Colbert. The list can go on.

For those who are concerned...and they should be...just remember, Green will eventually be tried for the heinous crime he's accused of. These extra months of freedom may be extremely troubling to Shay's family, but Green has to know they are numbered. Let's all pray for quick justice.



  1. The nursing home my aunt was in had a huge whirlpool bath. You think this could have been the source instead of the cooling tower? You know there's gonna be a lawsuit.

    1. It certainly seems more logical than a cooling tower hundreds of feet away. The ADPH has stated they may never know the exact cause...which is frightening.