What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath
9:45 am
Sat June 7, 2014

WHAT LIES BENEATH: Researchers Turning Attention To Underground Coal Fires

Jim Hower probes an underground coal fire in Perry County
Credit Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch, with the Kentucky Geological Survey has this story about underground coal fires and the trouble they can cause.

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What Lies Beneath
9:45 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Kentucky Geological Survey Continues To Track Landslides Across The Commonwealth

Bethany Overfield and Matt Crawford with the Kentucky Geological Survey continue their work charting more than 3,000 landslides in the state.
Credit Mike Lynch

A recent large landslide that killed more than 30 people in Washington has renewed national focus on such hazards.  Mike Lynch updates us on landslides in Ky.

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What Lies Beneath
9:45 am
Sat March 15, 2014

WHAT LIES BENEATH: Soil Mapping Process Long Way From Over

KGS Soil Mappers William Andrews and Antonia Hansen
Credit Mike Lynch

In an age of remote sensing and digital mapping you might think we have all the maps we'll ever need.  Mike Lynch says think again.

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What Lies Beneath
9:40 am
Sat October 5, 2013

Kentucky Man Finds Very Old Tree In His Backyard

Archaeopteris specimen from Marion County
Credit Mike Lynch

Digging around in your own back yard can turn up some surprising things as one Kentucky man can attest in our latest chapter of What Lies Beneath.

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What Lies Beneath
9:40 am
Sat June 22, 2013

KGS Well Could Aid Pharmaceutical Research

UK Pharmaceutical Researcher Madan Kharel
Credit Mike Lynch

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In a recent installment of What Lies Beneath, we told you about a well being drilled in Carter County by the Kentucky Geological Survey to test the capacity of deep geologic formations to hold carbon dioxide.  Now as KGS's Mike Lynch reports, the well may also help with pharmaceutical research being conducted at the University of Kentucky.

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What Lies Beneath
9:45 am
Sat May 4, 2013

What Lies Beneath: Digging Deep In Carter County

This site was prepared in early March for a project by the Kentucky Geological Survey to drill a well nearly a mile deep on the property of a limestone quarry.
Credit Mike Lynch

CARTER CO., Ky -  In 2007, the Kentucky legislature allocated $5 million for research into deep underground storage of carbon dioxide, produced by the burning of fossils fuels in power plants and other large industrial plants. The money went to the Kentucky Geological Survey at UK for the research, and Mike Lynch reports that the last of the carbon-storage projects has begun.

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What Lies Beneath
1:49 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Was That An Earthquake Or Something Else?

Seth Carpenter and Zhenming Wang, of the KGS Geologic Hazards Section, installing one of the new instruments in Perry County.
Credit Mike Lynch

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A November 10th earthquake in Letcher County showed that Kentucky really is "earthquake country".  The Kentucky Geological Survey's Mike Lynch has this report on a new seismic monitoring station in Hazard, Kentucky.

A small excavator rolls up just behind the Perry County Public Library with a 9-inch wide augur to drill a five-foot deep hole.           

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What Lies Beneath
1:27 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

UK, Other Groups Monitoring Watershed Quality Near Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In 2008, the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government and the U.S. EPA came to an agreement on improvements to Lexington’s sanitary sewers to reduce the accidental overflow of untreated sewage into area streams. That agreement has resulted in studies by several UK departments into the water quality of the region.  Mike Lynch reports on research work being done on one local watershed by the Kentucky Geological Survey.

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What Lies Beneath
12:54 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Kentucky Geological Survey Tracking Landslide Risks

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The word landslide can sometimes mean different things to different people.  Politicians hope they'll be on the plus side of a landslide, but if you are a homeowner whose property butts up against a hill, a landslide can take on a very different and literal meaning.  The Kentucky Geological Survey's Mike Lynch has the story.

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What Lies Beneath
12:32 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Kentucky Geolgical Survey Experimenting With Carbon Dioxide Storage

LEXINGTON, Ky. - You've probably heard of the concerns many scientists have expressed about the effects of human-generated carbon dioxide on our planet's climate.  Electricity generating plants and other industries emit millions of tons of the gas into the atmosphere every year.  The Kentucky Geological Survey at UK has been doing research on ways to store captured carbon dioxide in deep formations under ground.  Mike Lynch reports.

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