helicopters http://wkyufm.org en TVA Stresses Need to Manage Vegetation Effectively http://wkyufm.org/post/tva-stresses-need-manage-vegetation-effectively <p>The Tennessee Valley Authority is hoping to increase public awareness about right-of-way maintenance procedures that are designed to promote safety and reduce the chance of a power outage occurring. The TVA says the "border zone" area next to transmission lines is being surveyed on a regular basis, to help identify any vegetation that could cause problems.</p><p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:36:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 18383 at http://wkyufm.org TVA Stresses Need to Manage Vegetation Effectively Aerial Surveillance Used to Check on Coal Mining Operations http://wkyufm.org/post/aerial-surveillance-used-check-coal-mining-operations <p>The Associated Press reports that government inspectors have been keeping watch over coal operators through aerial surveillance in Central Appalachia, a region in which mountaintop removal mining has been controversial. The Kentucky Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement has spent more than $477,000 over the past four years for helicopter flights. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 16:31:37 +0000 Associated Press 15573 at http://wkyufm.org Aerial Surveillance Used to Check on Coal Mining Operations