aerial surveillance

Regional
11:31 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Aerial Surveillance Used to Check on Coal Mining Operations

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.

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