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Beulah Mine Earns Reclamation Award

North Dakota Public Service Commission’s (PCS) Reclamation Division recognized Dakota Westmoreland Corp. (DWC), a subsidiary of Westmoreland Coal, with a 2015 state reclamation award. PSC handed down the honor at an awards luncheon September 30 to crews from DWC and the Beulah complex, which was recognized for taking special measures to preserve wooded draws in the active mining area of the property in Mercer County, northwest of Bismarck. The luncheon was part of the annual meeting of the Lignite Energy Council.

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Sarver Receives SME Grant

Emily Sarver, assistant professor of mining and minerals engineering at Virginia Tech, has received one of the first two nationwide Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) Career Development Grants.

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Wellmore Wins at VMI Competition

The Virginia Mining Institute’s (VMI) Mine Rescue Competition has wrapped once again, and this year, the Wellmore Coal Red Ream from Buchanan County has taken the top spot as grand champion.

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Westmoreland’s Jewett Earns Reclamation Honor

The Jewett surface mine in Texas, owned by Texas Westmoreland Coal Co., has been given the 2015 Reclamation Award from the Railroad Commission of Texas (TRCT).

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Several Winners Announced at ICGCM

Dr. Stephen C. Tadolini has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Syd S. Peng Ground Control in Mining Award for his long and distinguished career in the field of ground control and roof support as a manager, researcher and business developer.

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