March 12, 2012 12:00 AM

Emergency plans for slurry dams essential

Kentucky is home to more than1,000 dams with 277 of those deemed high-hazard potential. Of those high-hazard potential dams, Kentucky government regulates 178; the rest are owned or regulated by the federal government.Of those state-regulated dams with high-hazard potential, only eight have an emergency action plan on file with state regulators, according to 2010 data.

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