Rock Creek abandoned coal mine sites remediation

Rock Creek Draft CoverDraft Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis now available.

The Rock Creek Mine Sites are located in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Stearns Ranger District, McCreary County, approximately five miles west of Stearns, Kentucky.

The U.S. Forest Service is examining this site to:

  1. evaluate the environmental impacts;
  2. assess public health risks; and
  3. minimize the impacts associated with historic coal mining activities in this area.

Additional information about this project

Project Fact Sheet (pdf)

Draft Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis files

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service invited public review and comment on potential environmental remediation at the Rock Creek abandoned coal mine sites in McCreary County, Ky. This action is in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidance under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980. The comment period ended on Friday, Feburary 17, 2017.

An Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) summarizes possible alternatives to reduce or remove acid mine drainage impacts at the abandoned coal mine locations. This draft document and other project-related reports are available for review at the Daniel Boone National Forest Supervisor’s Office, Stearns District office.