Kentucky has received $1 million in federal funding to help protect streams in coalfield regions.
State Department of Natural Resources officials say the funding will be used to develop and construct projects to reduce acid mine drainage into the waterways.
The funding is coming from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of Surface Mining.
Natural Resources Commissioner Carl Campbell said acid runoff from abandoned mines has polluted streams for years. He says the federal funding will help continue stream cleanup efforts in the region. (AP)