Martin County Coal Spill. Martin County Coal Corp. Located in Martin County, near Inez, Kentucky. In a declining industry, MCCC is still one of the largest producers in the state, turning out 3-5 million tons of coal per year. 1. Martin County Coal Corp. (cont.).
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Source: State of Kentucky’s environment (2000-2001)
To help prevent disasters, such as this one, from ever happening again, there are two viable options to consider.
In the aftermath of the Martin County disaster, new focus has been placed on the rules and regulations of the MHSA. In regards to approval plans for new impoundments, annual inspections are performed to ensure safety and any corrective action is executed immediately. As long as these new rules are strictly enforced, we should continue to see a decline in toxic spills in Kentucky.
Source: State of Kentucky’s Environment (2000-2001)
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