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Stream water quality in the coal region of eastern Kentucky

Kenneth L. Dyer

Stream water quality in the coal region of eastern Kentucky

by Kenneth L. Dyer

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station in Broomall, Pa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Water quality -- Kentucky,
  • Coal mines and mining -- Kentucky

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Kenneth L. Dyer.
    SeriesGeneral technical report NE -- 74.
    ContributionsNortheastern Forest Experiment Station (Radnor, Pa.), Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 208 p. :
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17828482M
    OCLC/WorldCa9359766

    2 Conceptual Model of Local and Regional Ground-Water Flow in the Eastern Kentucky Coal Field subsidence has allegedly caused water quality and quantity changes. However, in most cases, pre-mining conditions have not been adequately documented. An increased understanding of . Provides support to Kentucky's local conservation districts in the development and implementation of sound soil and water conservation programs. Works to protect, conserve and enhance Kentucky's forest resources through stewardship and forest protection programs. Supports the inspection, permitting, and reclamation of Kentucky's coal mines.

    Goals / Objectives Goals/Objectives The overall goal of this project is to develop stream assessment tools and riparian corridor techniques for enhancing water quality in karst watersheds in central Kentucky. To that end, the project is comprised of five sub-projects with the following objectives: Regional Curves and Hydraulic Geometry Curves 1. Health Impacts of Coal Mining In eastern Kentucky our water, land and air are contaminated by mountaintop removal. Volumes of scientific studies illustrate the harm to human health from exposure to dust and numerous toxins released into the air and water by surface mining.

    She has led research and protests on coal-mining and water-quality issues in her region since the late s and in was the first to compile a map visually documenting the extent of stream loss from mountaintop-removal valley fills in West Virginia. Our mission is to provide regulatory guidance, environmental awareness and implement an energy strategy that will bring economic benefits to the Commonwealth while protecting the environment and improving the quality of life for Kentucky businesses, workers and the public in general. Environmental Protection. Natural Resources. Nature Preserves.


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Stream water quality in the coal region of eastern Kentucky by Kenneth L. Dyer Download PDF EPUB FB2

Stream water quality in the coal region of eastern Kentucky. Broomall, Pa.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, (OCoLC) The Eastern Kentucky Coalfield is part of the Central Appalachian bituminous coalfield, including all or parts of 30 Kentucky counties and adjoining areas in Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee.

It covers an area from the Allegheny Mountains in the east across the Cumberland Plateau to the Pottsville Escarpment in the west.

The region is known for its coal mining; most family farms in. Stream water quality in the coal region of eastern Kentucky [microform] / by Kenneth L. Dyer; Stream water quality in the coal region of Alabama and Georgia [microform] / by Kenneth L. Dyer; Stream water quality in the coal region of West Virginia and Maryland [microform] / by Kenneth L.

Dyer. PUBLIC AND INDUSTRIAL WATER SUPPLIES OF THE WESTERN COAL REGION, KENTUCKY By B. Maxwell ABSTRACT Data on the source, pumpage, treatment, and stor­ age of water for 88 public and industrial water supplies in the 10 counties of the Western Coal Field region of Kentucky are presented. The total daily pumpage of water in the region isCited by: 1.

PUBLIC AND INDUSTRIAL WATER SUPPLIES OF THE EASTERN COAL FIELD REGION, KENTUCKY By J. Baker and W. Price, Jr.

ABSTRACT About, gpd (gallons per day) of water is pumped for large public and industrial water sup­ plies in the 29 counties of the Eastern Coal Field re­ gion of by: 2. being filled in Kentucky are approximately times greater than any other state in Appalachia.

As continuous Integrated Reports to Congress on Water Quality in Kentucky clearly indicate, Kentucky has not adequately protected the water resources of eastern Kentucky from the degrading impacts associated with mountaintop coal mining operations.

Non Technical Summary In the steep sloping hills of eastern Kentucky, water resource issues abound. Whether the culprit is coal mining, timber harvesting, straight piping of sewage or any number of construction or agricultural activities, discussions on the impact of land-use on water quality and quantity in the region are often emotionally, and sometimes politically, fueled.

Eastern Kentucky Tries To Keep Former Coal Miners From Leaving For a long time, coal was king in eastern Kentucky. But the industry today is hemorrhaging jobs. The region is. A study of the effects on water quality of coal mining in the basin of the North Fork Kentucky River shows increases in the mean annual total dissolved solids concentrations from about 8 to 50 milligrams per liter.

It shows that the Hazard Number 9 coal seam produces the largest quantities of acid and sulfate. The study also shows that most of the acid mine drainage is neutralized by carbonate.

In this study, volatile organics and other relevant constituents in soil and water were analyzed at two fires in eastern Kentucky (the Truman Shepherd fire in Knott County and the Lotts Creek fire in Perry County). The samples were analyzed for a number of relevant constituents, notably benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, and xylenes (BTEX); and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).Cited by: The Water Data for the Nation discrete sample data base is a compilation of over million historical water quality analyses in the USGS district data bases through September The discrete sample data is a large and complex set of data that has been collected by a variety of projects ranging from national programs to studies in small.

eastern Kentucky, southern West Virginia, western Virginia, eastern Ohio, and; scattered areas of eastern Tennessee. Surface coal mining involves: removing parts or all of mountaintops to expose buried seams of coal, and; disposing in adjacent valleys the excess: "overburden" (rock above the coal seam), and "interburden" (rock between coal seams).

Some of the NURE stream sediments with high As concentrations are from the eastern Kentucky coal region where Pennsylvanian shale interbedded with coal is the dominant lithology (fig.

The source of enrichment in these stream sediments likely is related to human activity, including coal mining.

Elevated amounts of ferric iron. Coal was discovered in Kentucky in Since the first commercial coal mine opened in coal has gained both economic importance and controversy regarding its environmental consequences.

As of there were operating coal mines in the state, and as of there are less than 4, underground coalminers.

Citizen scientists uncover water quality violations in Kentucky national forest By | Aug Citizen scientists discovered that acid mine drainage is causing a creek in Kentucky’s Daniel Boone National Forest to flow a bright orange, and they spurred state regulators to issue citations to the mine operators.

EPA Reaches Clean Water Act Settlement with Two Coal Companies to improve Water Quality in Eastern Kentucky Release Date: 10/01/ Contact Information: Dawn Harris Young, EPA, () (Direct), () (Main), @ Inthe average annual income in eastern Kentucky was $35, while the average coal miner earned $72, per year, nearly double the region’s average.

The loss of thousands of high-paying coal mining jobs represents a significant decline in local spending : Matt Klesta. FOREWORD This publication constitutes a status report of Federal Water Pollution Control Administration studies concerning the sources and extent of coal mine drainage stream pollution in the Appalachian Region and is intended to serve as a summary.

Water-quality “super” gages (also known as “sentry” gages) provide real-time, continuous measurements of the physical and chemical characteristics of stream water at or near selected U.S.

Geological Survey (USGS) streamgages in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. In the coal industry actually cost the state of Kentucky $ million after calculating the costs against the benefits.

Between andthe state lost half of our coal jobs, and coal employment is now just 1% of the state’s employment total. Even as the state subsidizes the coal mining industry, the number of coal jobs has gone down.

Clean water is needed for healthy people and healthy communities, and for the future we want to build for our region. So we must react strongly and quickly when our water is damaged or threatened, which in eastern Kentucky is, unfortuately, widespread and severe from.

Layoffs topped out inwhen the state's coal industry slumped to its lowest point in years, according to a report by the Kentucky Energy and Environment number of jobs.Across the nation, the system that Congress created to protect the nation’s waters under the Clean Water Act of today often fails to prevent pollution.

The New York Times has compiled data.