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Clean Gas applies for gas line through Line Fork Creek

December 29, 2008
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AI # 102821 NAME OF APPLICANT : Clean Gas Inc ADDRESS OF APPLICANT : P.O. Box 783, Hindman, KY 41822 LOCATION OF ACTIVITY : Line Fork, RM 14.2, between Ingram Creek and Cornetts Branch AGENT CONTACT INFORMATION : R.M. Johnson Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 444, Hindman, KY 41822 DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITY : The installation...

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An Introduction

December 22, 2008
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An Introduction

Hello everyone! My name is Reuben Liebe, I am from Nashville, and I am the new OSM/VISTA for the Head of Three Rivers Project. Unlike the previous two VISTAs (Evan and Sam), I am not from the area, so I will be spending as much time as possible getting to know Letcher County and...

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Radio Show about the Whitesburg Water Crisis

December 10, 2008
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WMMT 88.7 FM has a great recording of an episode of their community news program, Mountain Talk, about the recent Whitesburg Water Crisis. The program brings together the Mayor of Whitesburg, two local restaurant owners, a Letcher County Central science teacher, and two Letcher County Central students. This show gives details about the public...

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Radio Show about Whitesburg Water Crisis

December 10, 2008
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The Water Crisis and Long Term Development

November 21, 2008
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Below is a letter that I wrote for The Mountain Eagle that was published on November 12th, 2008. After I wrote this State formally charged Childers Oil and a spokesperson for DOW said the water was “never dangerous.” While I don’t pretend to know the extent of danger, any time you are required to...

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Coal Companies Apply for Discharge Permits

November 14, 2008
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Several coal companies are applying for water discharge permits into Letcher County streams. Notices published by the Division of Water today include the following: BLUE MOUNTAIN VENTURES, INCORPORATED, US 119 & Pine Creek Road, Mayking, Kentucky. KPDES No. KYG046134. DNR No. 867-0453 A1. AI No. 97639. This permit action involves a new source discharge...

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Laborartory Clarifies Gasoline Results

November 14, 2008
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McCoy and McCoy Laboratories now says tests of samples Headwaters Inc took from the Kentucky River are valid, though tap water samples could be incorrect because of the type of bottles used and the tests run. Samples downstream of the contamination site at Ermine did show detectable amounts of gasoline range organics in the...

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Gasoline Range Organic Test Suspect

November 14, 2008
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Test results returned on independent samples taken by Headwaters Inc. in the aftermath of a petroleum release into the river at Whitesburg show a detection for gasoline range organics in both the river water downstream of the contamination site, and tap water from six of seven sites sampled. The test results can be found...

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Partial Test Results Returned

November 13, 2008
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McCoy and McCoy Laboratories has returned partial test results for independent water sampling Headwaters Inc. did last week. The tests on water from three locations in the Kentucky River and seven taps spread out of the county and Whitesburg water systems showed all diesel range organics below the reported detect limits. Since the results...

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Gasoline Range Test Back

November 13, 2008
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Gasoline Range Organics tests performed by Headwaters Inc. in the wake of contamination of Whitesburg’s water supply are back and will be posted by early Friday. We are still going over the results to be sure we explain them correctly, but we will get them out as soon as possible. Posted by Sam

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