6:36 am
Fri August 31, 2012

TVA Stresses Need to Manage Vegetation Effectively

Maintained Right of Way Area in Warren County
WKU Public Radio

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.

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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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