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KY Mining Company Accused Of Filing False Reports

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Environmental groups say an eastern Kentucky coal company that was caught falsifying water quality reports several years ago is at it again.  

The groups sent a court notice Monday that they intend to sue Frasure Creek Mining and affiliate Trinity Coal Corporation.  The notification is required for lawsuits alleging violations of the federal Clean Water Act. 

The groups say Frasure Creek stopped submitting false reports after activists first notified state regulators of the problem in 2010, but then resumed the false reporting last year.  According to media reports, the notice also accuses state mining regulators of failing to properly police the company. 

A spokesman for the state Energy and Environment Cabinet says regulators saw violations on water-monitoring reports from Frasure Creek this year and were processing enforcement actions.

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