Home
History
Environmental Threat
Site Characterization
Man. Gas Processes
Plant Wastes
Contamination Threat Modes
Residuals - Components
Sources of MGP Liquid Effluent
FMG Plants in the US
Parallel MG Technologies
Think you've found a gas works?
Locating and Confirming a Site
Locations of US Gas Plants
FMGP In The News
FMGP In The Arts
Coal-tar Site Litigation
Related sites on the Internet
Literature of Manufactured Gas
Hatheway Harangues
Publications by Dr. Hatheway
Slide Shows by Dr. Hatheway
Slide Shows by others
Hatheway Bio
Hatheway Resume
Legal Considerations

Locations of Gas Plants and Other Coal-tar Sites in the U.S.

THE STATE OF KENTUCKY 

Introduction

            Eastern Kentucky was possessed of some of the finest gas and coking coals in the country, marked with the Elkhorn Coal as its finest. With arrival of rail and steam-powered excavators, around 1879, the existing coal mining industry took on side-hill strip mining. About 8 percent of the mines in the districts of coking coal also added beehive plants and, with 1915 moved strongly into by-product coking facilities, mainly led by the Solvay Corporation and nearly all located in the southeastern coal fields. Western Kentucky coal was welcomed everywhere but did not have the high-volatile nature of the eastern varieties. Jillson (1924) is a fine reference to the locations of coke plants, as well as some analyses of the superb Elkhorn Gas Coal.

Click the blue "EPA" link below to view the
Kentucky map of the EPA 1985 Radian FMGP Report.

Click the green "Hatheway" link below to view the
Kentucky map of Professor Hatheway's research.

Hit Counter Visitors

Copyright 2012  by Dr. Allen W. Hatheway    All rights reserved.
Individuals and organizations (Governmental, Corporate, Public Interest, Publishing Authors and The Media) wishing to make use of the contents, either for scholarly research, publication of any form, hardcopy or electronic, news media copy, and for various commercial purposes, such as website offerings of services, are herewith cautioned to make appropriate quotes of www.hatheway.net as the source of such materials, including the date upon which such materials were transferred to the above-stated personal or corporate use and to so inform Dr. Hatheway, electronically, as a courtesy.  Professor Hatheway's offerings, constituting this website, are further subject to the Copyright & Legal Considerations appearing on the webpage by that name. For further information on Former Manufactured Gas Plants and related topics, please contact Dr. Hatheway at allen@hatheway.net
COPYRIGHT, IF YOU FIND THAT WE HAVE INADVERTENTLY VIOLATED COPYRIGHT ETIQUETTE, PLEASE LET US HAVE YOUR PROOF AND WE WILL GLADLY REMOVE THE OFFENDING ARTICLE.  
For technical website issues, please contact Daedal Design