** NEW** Environmental groups have filed a Notice of Intent to sue Frasure Creek Mining LLC and Trinity Coal Corp., alleging violations reported on Discharge Monitoring Reports to the agency. A response from the Energy and Environment Cabinet and its agencies can be found here.
The department, through its divisions and partnerships, provides technical assistance, education and funding to help landowners, institutions, industries, and communities in conserving and sustaining Kentucky's natural resources. In addition, the department inspects timber harvests and mining operations to ensure the protection of our citizens, our environment and our workers.
DNR has posted water quality data
taken from in-stream sampling sites throughout the Kentucky coalfields. That data represents analyses of water samples taken quarterly from July 2011 through June 2012. Samples were taken from 53 sites in the eastern coalfield and 11 sites in the western coalfield during the time period.
The project was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining, in the amount of $200,000. Follow the link to Watershed Trend Station Data